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Holiday Season Microsoft Patch Tuesday


Up on the Internet servers pause and then out jumps relatively good old Microsoft and down through your Internet chimney they’ll be delivering lots of Windows and Office patches to good little Windows users-those who have legal copies of Windows.

Yes, it’s almost time for Microsoft’s holiday edition of Patch Tuesday, December 8th. This is one set of gifts you shouldn’t wait to open and install. Microsoft announced that the patch presents would contain “six new security bulletins addressing 12 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office products.” And, the important news is that three of them have the maximum severity rating of Critical.

For my money, the most important of these is Microsoft Security Advisory 977981. This is the latest IE (Internet Explorer) bug, which could, in theory, be used to take over your Windows PCs.

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