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ALERT, INSTALL IMMEDIATELY: All-Inclusive Microsoft Update

MICROSOFT SECURITY UPDATES

Aiming to patch 20 critical vulnerabilities, Microsoft yesterday delivered its monthly batch of security updates — including 11 critical issues in the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), Internet Explorer and even its own anti-virus tools — matching its all-time high for monthly security fixes, its largest security batch since August 2006.

Now, it's true, you could wait for the fine folks at Microsoft to notify you about the absolutely critical updates — say tomorrow, or next week, or whenever you're on their notification list of one billion computer users. But do you really want to wait? Should you? VanRamblings thinks not.

Among the factors contributing to the unusually high volume of February patches could be the discovery of four vulnerabilities Microsoft had planned to address in its January 2007 security bulletins, but didn't.

Okay, so now is the time for you to surf on over to Microsoft's Update site (in Internet Explorer), and download and install the patches. Immediately.



Posted by Raymond Tomlin at February 14, 2007 7:41 PM in Web & Tech

   

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