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Microsoft Readies a Dozen Patches

January was a nice light month for patches -- just the thing for IT pros to get over their holiday breaks (all that eating, drinking and socializing can really take a toll).

This month won't be so easy: Tomorrow Microsoft will release a cool dozen fixes. Three patches are deemed critical, so this is indeed an important patch batch.

IE gets a long-awaited patch for a CSS flaw. This is needed because various attacks have already been spotted in the wild.

Last week I reported on an IE flaw related to MHTML. This probably won't be repaired tomorrow, but apparently these MHTML attacks are tough to execute.

The Windows family also gains two critical fixes, and the patches apply to most current versions of the operating system.

Are Microsoft products any holier than the rest? Let us know at [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on 02/07/2011 at 1:18 PM


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