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Monster Patch Party

We've recently had some pretty light Patch Tuesdays. Well, tomorrow will make up for that slack with a massive patch batch -- 17 in all!

As usual, remote code execution fixes lead the charge, but there is also a smattering of denial-of-service and elevation-of-privilege flaws that get fixed.

My laptop, as you'll read in more detail below, was recently ravaged by a particularly aggressive virus -- bringing my fairly new Dell laptop to its knees. I guess Microsoft Security Essentials isn't as good as I thought!

The lesson, I guess, is to make sure patches, and virus/malware definitions are always up to date. Even with that, viruses like the one that hit me can still sneak through.

What is your worst hacker/virus/malware experience? Share the horror at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 12/13/2010 at 1:18 PM


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