When you are the world’s largest maker of software and your software runs on about 95 percent of the world’s computers, you are going to have to fix things on a regular basis. This month’s edition of Patch Tuesday brings us patches for 6 critical flaws in Microsoft software.
The patches fixed holes in Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Works, Microsoft’s Malware Protection and Internet Explorer 7. Make sure that you are up to date with your patches. These fixed “critical” flaws in the software.
Microsoft defines “critical” this way:
…when the vulnerability could allow a damaging Internet worm to replicate without the user doing anything to the machine.
Meaning, you could lose control of your computer through just regular use (yikes).
If you are not setup for automatic updates, you can download the patches at Microsoft’s web site.