Microsoft Planning a Hectic Patch Tuesday

IT administrators at Windows shops are going to have their hands full on Tuesday when Microsoft releases its monthly crop of security patches.

Of the 16 fixes Microsoft is planning, four are intended to patch vulnerabilities that the company has deemed “critical,” the most severe designation on its four-tier ranking scale. eSecurity Planet takes a look at Microsoft’s plans for Patch Tuesday.

After busy security events in recent months, Microsoft is again readying a slew of patches for release on Tuesday — 16 of them overall with four rated “critical.”

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) made the disclosures in its regular advance notice that it publishes the Thursday prior to its monthly Patch Tuesday security patch release.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:

Microsoft Promises Busy Patch Tuesday Next Week

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