I really should have saved what I wrote last month about Patch Tuesday, used cut and paste to write today's preview, and my work would be done. That's because this month's patch batch is nearly identical to the last.
Like in May, we have three critical fixes, and the same number of important ones (four). And just like all the Patch Tuesdays in recent memory, remote code execution flaw fixes lead the charge, with elevation of privilege trailing just behind.
What is different is the software targeted this time around. Beside Office, a patch stalwart, Visual Basic for Applications gets a fix. Now there's a blast from the past. (Do you use VBA? If so, what for and how do you like it? Let me know at [email protected])
One security expert advises fixing the RCE flaws first and only then going after the elevation of privilege problems. Makes sense to me.
Posted by Doug Barney on 06/11/2012 at 1:19 PM
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.
Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
Here's how to set up your own developer account (no, you don't need to be a developer to take advantage of it).
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