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Microsoft's Patch Tuesday will see a 57 security vulnerabilities patched

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday is going to be a big one, with 57 security vulnerabilities set to be patch.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Feb 12 2013 2:42 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

It's that time of the month again folks, Microsoft's Patch Tuesday, but this month it's set to be a big one. We're looking at no less than 57 security vulnerabilities being patches that will require 12 individual updates to repair.

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday will see a 57 security vulnerabilities patched | TweakTown.com

Multiple applications including Windows itself will be patched, including Windows Server, Exchange, Office, Internet Explorer and the .net Framework. Five of the twelve patches are classified as critical, which will see them fix vulnerabilities that could allow a hacker to install malicious code onto a user's computer.

Two of the critical patches will plug up some security holes in all versions of Internet Explorer since version 6, meaning that all versions of Windows 8 are at risk, even Windows 8. We would suggest flipping over to Chrome or Firefox instead of IE for now, well, permanently as they're superior browsers anyway.

Those of you with automatic updates enabled will see the critical updates pushed to your OS automatically, where the rest of the "important" updates will need to be installed manually.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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