7 Security Updates Next Tuesday

    February 10, 2006

Microsoft has announced seven patches coming next week’s Patch Tuesday, according to Bink.

Four will be for Windows, an additional one for Windows n’ Office, one for Office itself, and one for Media Player, some are a maximum of Critical, although all the Office ones are just Important. And, as usual, the handy Malicious Software Removal Tool will be released as well.

Ed Bott reports that a new IE vulnerability has been found. The catch: This one was patched more than three years ago in IE 6 Service Pack 1, and only affects Windows ME and 2000 systems. I’ll just say that if you don’t upgrade to the latest version of Windows, then you need to understand that you have a lower expectation of security. In my mind, the biggest reason to upgrade, especially since Microsoft got all security-conscious, is to protect your PC with the latest security fixes.

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