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[ISN] Microsoft to issue more critical patches next week for Win7 than XP
By Gregg Keizer
February 9, 2012
Microsoft today said it would deliver nine security updates next week,
four of them critical, to patch 21 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet
Explorer (IE), Office, .Net and Silverlight.
This year's February Patch Tuesday will feature three fewer updates and
one less patch than 2011's.
Four of the nine updates were tagged "critical," the highest threat
ranking in Microsoft's four-step system, while the other five were
marked "important," the second-level rating. All of the critical updates
and two of those pegged important will patch bugs that Microsoft
admitted could be exploited by attackers to hijack computers and plant
malware on PCs.
One interesting thing in today's advance notification, said Andrew
Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security, was the
impact on Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft's newest server operating
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