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Microsoft: A Dozen Patches Coming

     
11:42 am on Feb 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Microsoft on Tuesday plans to release a dozen security bulletins, including a "critical" one for its own anti-spyware and other security products.

The bulletins, part of its monthly patch cycle, will provide fixes for an undisclosed number of security vulnerabilities, Microsoft said in a note on its Web site Thursday.

The software maker plans to offer fixes for Windows, Office, Visual Studio, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), and several of its security products, including its Windows Live OneCare package of antivirus, firewall and PC health tools and its Windows Defender anti-spyware.

Microsoft: A Dozen Patches Coming [news.com.com]

Stand by for the downloads!

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Microsoft Bulletin [microsoft.com]
1:23 am on Feb 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reminder engine. This is part of Microsoft's regularly scheduled monthly patch release, known as Patch Tuesday.

mattglet points to a very useful page. If you want to get notifications of MS patches and updates there are several alert services listed on this page:

  • Microsoft Technical Security Notifications [microsoft.com]
  • 1:54 am on Feb 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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    All the patches are ready for download now...at least for me in Japan. I assume the rest of you were able to access them a bit earlier.

  • [update.microsoft.com ]
  • 7:22 pm on Feb 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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    For some reason I was having a bit of a mental block here as I forgot to realize that just because there is a new OS release in Vista, security updates apply to existing operating systems too, including XP!

    Thanks for the heads up.

     

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