MS14-066 is a critical security update for Windows servers – patch as soon as possible

Yesterday (11-Nov-2014) was patch Tuesday and Microsoft released 14 security bulletins.¬† As is typical, each bulletin describes one or more vulnerabilities in one or more Microsoft products. One of these bulletins, MS14-066, looks to be extraordinarily important as it describes a vulnerability that can be exploited by a malicious actor simply by sending carefully designed […]

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A Windows Security Update You MUST Install (KB2621440)

Every second Tuesday of the month Microsoft publishes a set of security bulletins along with security updates (patches) that address the flaws described in the bulletins. Every IT gal and guy knows this, so we simply build in the security update review and deployment process into our planned maintenance schedule.¬†Sometimes, however, a security bulletin makes […]

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How to… Apply Windows Updates

Computer updates … what’s the deal, why bother? Unfortunately, patches & updates (security updates, in particular) are a fact of life on today’s Internet. The bad guys (hackers) are continually looking for – and being successful in finding – ways to break into computer systems. Targets are not just big companies, either – there is […]

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