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Computer Software => Security => Topic started by: AdrianH on January 09, 2012, 06:37:37 AM

Title: Microsoft plans big January Patch Tuesday
Post by: AdrianH on January 09, 2012, 06:37:37 AM

Mystery of the month, say experts, is what Microsoft means by 'security feature bypass' update

Microsoft today said it would deliver seven security updates next week -- tying the record for January -- to patch eight vulnerabilities in Windows and its developer tools.

But the company declined to confirm that the Jan. 10 slate will include a patch pulled at the last minute a month ago .

One of the seven updates was tagged "critical," the highest threat ranking in Microsoft's four-step system, while the others were marked "important," the second-highest rating, even though some of them could conceivably be exploited by attackers to plant malware on users' PCs...............(more)