Microsoft Security Updates: When it comes to online security, there is no denying the fact that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is extremely serious about every move the company makes. For this reason, users can expect regular security updates to address any known flaws.
According to ZDNet, as well as several security bulletins from Microsoft, the company “released five critical patches that fix more than a dozen security vulnerabilities in all versions of Internet Explorer 6 and above, Windows, and Office.”
It is kind of scary to think about, but according to the ZDNet article, Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has patched up “57 known security vulnerabilities.”
Although it may be hard to believe that this many vulnerabilities were out there, it is nice to know that the company is staying on top of things.
Of course, some of the flaws were more serious than others. Here is more from the same article:
“In 12 bulletins, five of the flaws are rated “critical,” in which hackers and malware writers could remotely execute code on vulnerable machines, opening the doors up to malware attacks.”
“Two of the bulletins focus on all versions of Internet Explorer 6 and above—including IE7, IE8, IE9, and even IE10, which is only available for Windows 8 and Windows RT-powered devices, such as the Surface tablet.”
The Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-009 is one that you want to learn more about. This is a security update for Internet Explorer. Here is the executive summary direct from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT):
“This security update resolves thirteen privately reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage using Internet Explorer. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.”
It is one thing to be aware of these problems, but another thing entirely to do something about it. Fortunately, MSFT makes things easy on those who need to patch these known security flaws.
Here is the company’s recommendation as stated in the same security bulletin:
“Most customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually.”
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is serious about security, and this can be seen in the most recent vulnerability patches.
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