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    PATCH WATCH

    New path for zero-day attacks: old printers


    By Susan Bradley

    A recent disclosure that hackers can use print spoolers on some older printers to take control of PCs leaves us wondering what isn't vulnerable

    The simple lesson here is to keep your updates up-to-date — close the door on newly disclosed, potential threats before some hacker tries them out.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/2010/09/16/07 (opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.
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    I checked my files to see if all the updates for XP had been downloaded and installed. They had not! I went to the MS Download Center to acquire the missing updates. In the last two days, additional updates have been added and some of them apply to my machine. I downloaded these and will install them. If MS only updates once a month, it is a good practice to check their Download Center for additional vulnerabilities more often.

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    Seeing an issue where after you install
    MS10-063: Description of the security update for Windows Unicode Scripts
    Processor: September 14, 2010:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;981322

    You lose Aero after the first boot, boot again and all is well (well
    after wondering why your PC looks "old")

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