OFFICIAL SECURITY BLOG
September 10, 2013 | BY Adam Kujawa
With all the talk about backdoor encryption, phishing attacks and privacy, I think it’s a good time to mention that today is Patch Tuesday! That means that Microsoft is releasing a lot of critical updates to their software today; updates that deal with some of the concerns of the day.
So be sure to update your system as soon as you can, though for those of you who might not know how simply head to:
There are a total of 14 updates today with four of them being of the critical nature, that is that the patches will prevent would-be attackers from using remote execution exploits on your operating system. Remote execution exploits allow an attacker to execute exploits give that full remote control of your system which could result in spying, credential stealing or malware being installed.
The critical software updates are for the following:
However there are also less critical but still important updates for:
Use the huge link above to navigate to Microsoft’s Update Center page and it will detect which operating system you are using and what the best way to update will be. Thanks for reading and safe surfing!