In a change from its earlier statements, Microsoft now reports that some versions of Windows Server 2003 have a security flaw rated “critical” rather than merely “important.”
If you didn’t install security bulletin MS08-001 after its release on Jan. 8 — because you didn’t feel you really needed it when it first came out — you should make time now to test your box and install the patch.
We’re not supposed to be publishing articles this week, because we usually skip publication on any 5th Thursday that comes around (such as today).
We take occasional breaks like this so our writers can catch up on some much-needed sleep — but new information has come out about an important Microsoft upgrade, so contributing editor Susan Bradley has produced a special
Patch Watch column
to give you the facts you need.