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Monster Patch Tuesday

If it seems like Microsoft Patch Tuesdays are packed with more and more patches, you'd be correct! Though they ebb and flow every month, in general there are more patches now than there were six months ago.

Tomorrow is no exception, with an unlucky 13 fixes set for release. (Couldn't they have come up with just one more for the superstitious among us?)

On the Windows front, the old bugaboo remote code execution (RCE) gets five fixes. Interestingly, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 aren't covered by all fixes, perhaps proving these products are more secure than their predecessors. Also, Office 2007 doesn't get any patches, while older versions do.

Are Microsoft products becoming more secure, or are patches an indication of deep problems? You be the judge at dbarney@redmondmag.com or post your comments below.

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/08/2010 at 1:17 PM


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