Microsoft PatchesMicrosoft’s Patch Tuesday updates have been released – a total of nine updates and three of them are rated critical to address various issues in IE and all versions (6 through 11) of Windows. If you haven’t updated your PCs and applied these patches, you’re at risk for becoming victim to serious vulnerabilities that allow hackers to gain remote access to your computers!

So what exactly do the updates address? Well, the first three critical updates fix remote code execution bugs:

  • One of them addresses bugs in IE and Windows
  • Two of them address bugs in Windows.

In addition, there are two remote code execution fixes that are labeled as important, however, they aren’t critical:

  • One of them addresses bugs in Windows.
  • One of them addresses bugs in Windows Office, Microsoft Office Services & Web Apps.

Microsoft released these updates to mitigate the risks of attack resulting from these serious security holes. So how do you leverage these updates to keep your PCs protected? If you’ve set up automatic updates, you will receive an alert to apply the updates. If you haven’t set up automatic updates, contact our team of IT experts immediately and we’ll apply the updates for you.

What Other Updates Do You Need to Apply to Keep Your PCs Safe Against Security Threats?

While Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday brings some serious security updates that must be applied immediately, there’s a few other companies that released updates as well, such as Adobe and Oracle. What do their updates resolve? Here’s an idea:

  • Adobe: Nine critical security updates were released, including an update that addresses a security flaw in Adobe’s Flash Player software, which allows hackers to take control of your PC.
  • Oracle: 155 security patches were released to resolve vulnerabilities in their entire range of products, including 25 patches that address security issues in Java, which could leave your PC open to remote access.

Interested in learning more about these updates and how to apply them to your PCs? Feeling concerned about the security and reliability of your computer network? Give us a call at (613) 828-1280 or send us an email at info@fuellednetworks.com. Keep in mind, clients under our complete managed IT services program have nothing to worry about – Your computer technicians at Fuelled Networks will ensure the right updates are applied.

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 14th October 2014 by Ernie Sherman.