Microsoft patch galore this month

By on February 4, 2005, 11:11 PM
Microsoft recently announced on its TechNet website that it plans to release 13 new security patches on Tuesday, February 8, some of which are rated as "critical" updates.

The release, part of Microsoft's regularly scheduled monthly security update, is the company's biggest patch roundup in months. Included will be nine Windows updates, with at least one rated "critical." Also in the update bundle will be a "moderate-risk" update for Microsoft's SharePoint Services and Office; a .Net framework update rated "important"; a "critical" update affecting Office and Visual Studio; and a "critical" update affecting Windows, Windows Media Player, and MSN Messenger.

We will keep you updated on the patch releases as soon as they go out. If you are using Windows XP w/SP2 however it wouldn't be a bad time to turn on automatic updates.

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Mikael said:
I feel pretty bad for IT administrators that are going to have thirteen new patches to deal with after this next release. I guess that nothing Microsoft does or doesn't do shocks me anymore. ;)
phantasm66 said:
So many patches, not just here, but in general over the last months. I don't know whether its good or bad, but something in me is bracing for the day when some really nasty security problem DOES affect desktop users on a massive scale.
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