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Microsoft Patch Tuesday August 2016

Its August 2016 Patch Tuesday and Microsoft has released nine security bulletins that affect a host of components including desktop operating systems, browsers, fonts  and servers. Five updates are rated as critical while four are rated as important.

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June 2013 Patch Tuesday Preview

Microsoft has published its June Advance Notification, giving us insight into what to expect next Tuesday. This release looks relatively small with only one critical and four important security bulletins making it the smallest of 2013 yet. But it does patch some of the more widely used and important windows components.

Bulletin 1 is rated as critical and affects all versions of Internet Explorer on all Windows platforms. If left unpatched, this vulnerability can cause RCE (remote code execution) which implies that an attacker can take control of the victim computer if the victim browses to a malformed website using Internet Explorer(IE). Since the browser is a window to the internet, IE users should apply this RCE patch as soon as it is released.

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