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Microsoft's upcoming Patch Tuesday will fix 64 flaws

By Jos
Apr 8, 2011
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  1. Microsoft is lining up 17 security bulletins to address as many as 64 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework and GDI+ as part of their Patch Tuesday monthly fix cycle. April's batch of updates ties the count of December 2010 as the most ever issued by the company -- though that time it was for a total of 40 flaws. According to Microsoft, 9 of the 17 bulletins will be rated "critical," while the remaining 8 are marked "important."

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  2. ddg4005

    ddg4005 TS Enthusiast Posts: 245   +23

    That's a lot of patches!
  3. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 280

    Knowing nothing about browsers except that I abandoned IE years ago and recently switched from FF to Chrome, why is it we only read stories about constant IE (and FF, but to a lesser extent) patches fixing security flaws. Haven't seen a story about google releasing critical patches for chrome at all. Is it that the latter is so much better developed, or that IE is just used by so many more people that MS runs into problems no one else has to worry about?

    Anyone?
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Major browsers fall on day one of Pwn2Own, Chrome survives http://www.techspot.com/news/38368-major-browsers-fall-on-day-one-of-pwn2own-chrome-survives.html
    But no one even tried -- that probably says something. IE, Safari and Firefox were compromised on the first day.
  5. The reason no one tried Chrome is because Google released a patch right before PWN2OWN. That makes it difficult to roll into PWN2OWN and exploit something known when it was just patched. Now they need to spend the time to find the next security patch.

    Also, I think Chrome's silent update helps a lot with the issue. I don't know why all browsers don't use a silent update to constantly roll out patches and fixes.
  6. Now they need to spend the time to find the next security expoit**.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,048   +75

    @Ras & Rick
    Here is one link for critical update and second on here with regard to chrome.

    As someone else already mentioned they update it (rather frequently); infact some time I wonder if they are updating (read newer version) just for the sake of 'silently' patching discovered holes.
  8. yRaz

    yRaz TS Booster Posts: 907   +94

    They're putting the bandaid on wrong in the picture. I wonder if that will reflect the quality of the update
  9. Raswan

    Raswan TS Enthusiast Posts: 280

    haha. good one.
  10. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Guru Posts: 434   +75

    Lmao dude, well spotted!
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,679   +880

    Which is great, but only if you discount that fact that "Chrome" is factory compromised by Google itself. You know, the whole "spyware masquerading as a web browser" legend.
     
  12. beast1944

    beast1944 TS Rookie

    Wow, finally microsoft is doing something right )))
  13. Glad i use Linux
  14. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Sweet. An excuse to sell some hours to my clients.
  15. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    So did Microsoft.. And Apple... and Mozilla...

    It happens year after year too. I think that DOES mean something, especially since Google offers more incentive than any competitors.
  16. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Another month, another Patch Tuesday and a big one too. At least IE 9 doesn't need to get patched and that is something new :).
  17. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 315

    I got 26 of them.....:p


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