Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Time to Patch your Microsoft products : Patch Tuesday

Today marks the second Tuesday of the month and it's the same day when Microsoft will release patches for all their products like Windows,IE, Office and more. There will be eight security bulletins delivered to Windows and Office users . These updates will be delivered to all the users in the background if they have Windows update on.
Internet Explorer users will get a critical fix supposed to resolve a recently-found zero-day flaw that allows attackers to gain control of a vulnerable computer once the user loads a compromised website.Security company FireEye revealed the bug during the weekend, saying that English versions of Internet Explorer running on Windows XP and Windows 7 are all affected by the glitch.It's good to see Microsoft fixing this bug in such a short amount of time.Microsoft won't patch a recently-found Windows zero-day flaw affecting the way TIFF files are handled and said to be exploited right now in attacks in Pakistan. A Fix It solution has indeed been released, but security experts believe that a full-time patch won’t arrive sooner than December.

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