Microsoft Alerts IT to Three ‘Critical Patches

Microsoft’s monthly Patch Tuesday is a time for IT and security personnel to be on high alert. The reason is because the software giant’s monthly release of patches to Microsoft’s various software products, sometimes includes fixes of a critical nature.

As eSecurityPlanet reports Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday will feature a range of patches, some less important than others.

Microsoft notified IT security administrators this week that it plans to release ten patches, three of them rated “critical,” on Tuesday.

That will likely mean a little more work to install and test June’s Patch Tuesday fixes than last month, when Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) released only two critical patches. Microsoft releases most of its software patches on the second Tuesday of each month — thus the term “Patch Tuesday.”

The past two months have seen fewer fixes than usual. For instance, in April, Microsoft rolled out five fixes for a total of nine critical security vulnerabilities.

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Three ‘Critical’ Microsoft Patches Coming

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