Patch Watch

A Windows-patching December to remember

Despite how it might seem at times, flawed security updates are relatively rare. When there is a problem, Microsoft typically releases an update for the update. For example, this past December there was a bug in the patch Microsoft released to fix a font vulnerability. In this special New Year’s edition of Patch Watch, I review three problem updates released in December.

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If you use IE, don’t — at least not for now

A serious vulnerability in Internet Explorer 6 through 9 has come to light, and there’s no patch at this time. If you must use Internet Explorer for specific applications, use another browser as much as possible and remove or disable Java.

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