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Microsoft patches 'record number' of security holes

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Oct 2009 13:08 User comments (6)

Microsoft patches 'record number' of security holes Microsoft has released 34 security patches this week, as part of their regular monthly updates, a record amount.
Of the 34, many were "critical," Microsoft's most severe rating for security holes. The fixes included patches for holes in Windows Vista, XP, Windows 2000 and Windows 7.

The variety includes patches for Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Oulook and Silverlight.

McAfee, makers of commercial anti-virus software, said that many of the security holes patched this week were very dangerous because they exposed PC owners to malware if they visited the wrong web site or played a file that had "been tampered with."

Microsoft's former record for patches was 31 in June.

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6 user comments

115.10.2009 14:37

And I wonder how many new ones have been opened?

215.10.2009 15:53

Oh, so that's why all those security updates where available to download for Windows 7 all at one time.

316.10.2009 1:56
LissenUp
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Eh........it happens. Having 90% of the world's computer marketshare results in constant attacks. 6.5 billion people on this planet........even if 2 billion of MS operating systems are out there..........that's one hell of a number to concentrate attacks on.

Statistics people........merely the statistical approach. The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

422.10.2009 16:20

Being "proud" of patching a record number of security holes means that you also have the SHAME of having a record number of security holes TO BE patched. 34 patched, eh? HOW MANY were NOT patched? That's the question

523.10.2009 22:20

Mac OSX, which has had LESS than 5 security updates in the last year>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Winblows.

624.10.2009 3:58

Originally posted by fb2000:
Mac OSX, which has had LESS than 5 security updates in the last year>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Winblows.
That's about how many people tried to hack a MAC last year also. Didn't I read an article here about a month ago when Apple released like a dozen patches at once for just one operating system and the ipod?



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