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Patch Overload

If you are tired and crabby, chances are you're responsible for keeping your Microsoft software patched. This week set a record, with a (not so) sweet 16 patches. While some see this as indication that Microsoft's stuff is fundamentally flawed, I see it differently.

Years ago I would agree that Microsoft first built the huge operating systems and apps and thought of security later. These days I see a huge effort to build safer software and fix what's already out. Is it perfect? Far from it. Is Microsoft doing its level best? I tend to think so.

But I'm not the expert. My esteemed IT readers are. School me on Microsoft security at dbarney@redmondmag.com. And if you haven't patched yet, you best get on it.

Posted by Doug Barney on 10/15/2010 at 1:18 PM


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