Microsoft’s Big Patch Tuesday, 17 Security Fixes

There’s never a dull moment in the cat-and-mouse PC and Internet security game. Either the bad guys are attacking or the good guys are responding.

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) monthly Patch Tuesday release was something special this December, one of the largest ever. In total, the latest slew of patches are designed to address a total of 40 security flaws, mainly related to Windows and the Internet Explorer browser. eSecurity has the details, including a break out of which of the fixes Microsoft ranks as “critical.”

Microsoft has a big bag filled with “presents” for security professionals and administrators this December — one of the largest patch releases in the company’s history. But it brings with it a lot of work for those staffers to get done before, or during, the holidays.

In December’s Patch Tuesday security fix release, Microsoft shipped 17 patches, primarily for Windows and Internet Explorer (IE). Microsoft warned IT staffers last Thursday that the blizzard of patches was coming.

Read the full story at eSecurity Planet:

Microsoft Finishes Year with Massive Patch Release

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