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Monster Patch Tuesday Coming

Tuesday is coming. You know that means -- we're going to have a special guest. So wiggle your ears, like Mousketeers, cause Tuesdays is a special patch day.

With apologies to Anette Funicello, I bring you tidings of not quite great joy, as Microsoft is prepping its biggest load of patches ever.

Apparently, not willing to dish out an unlucky 13 fixes, Microsoft went for a solid 14. These patches cover pretty much the gamut -- Windows (of course), IE (of course), Office and Silverlight.

As usual, remote execution flaws lead the list. You can get all the details here.

In my opinion, the number of patches actually speaks more for Microsoft's diligence in hunting down flaws than intrinsic security flaws. Then again, I could be dead wrong. You, my faithful readers, are the real experts. So tell me, is Microsoft just getting better at patching, or is its software still fundamentally problematic? E-mail me at dbarney@redmondmag.com.  

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/06/2010 at 1:18 PM


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