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Microsoft Preps Array of Windows Patches

Windows is again the key focus as Microsoft gears up for the August release of its monthly Patch Tuesday updates, targeting vulnerabilities chiefly in the operating system.

Even before today's advance warning on Tuesday's workload, August had already proven a busy month for IT security administrators thanks to Microsoft. Earlier week, the company released a patch for a zero-day vulnerability discovered in how all versions of Windows handle shortcut .LNK files.

Now, IT security pros may be forced to update their systems a second time this month with Patch Tuesday on the horizon. eSecurity Planet takes a look at the upcoming release.


It's the sweltering dog days of summer and a lot of system administrators are out on vacation, but August's Patch Tuesday event is bound to be a hectic one for IT staffs charged with keeping up with Microsoft's monthly security fixes.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) plans to release eight "critical" security patches on Tuesday and an additional six "important" patches, the company's security mavens announced on Thursday. In those 14 patches, Microsoft aims to fix a total of 34 security flaws in its products.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:
Microsoft: Eight Critical Patches Coming Tuesday