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Microsoft recently announced that 11 new security updates will be released on the 10th of December. The security updates will address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Exchange, and Office, with one update to stop active attacks. With these security updates, Microsoft’s total count of updates for the year will reach 106, a 28% increase from 2012.
If the updates aren’t applied, users will be at risk from malware, information theft, and threatening attacks, as cybercriminals will be able to acquire additional privileges and bypass security features. Identity theft and cybercrime are the fastest growing crimes in the United States. When identity theft occurs, victims spend months, or even years trying to undo the damage.
Our clients on the Cat-Tec managed IT services program have nothing to worry about. We will review these updates and automatically deploy them.
Microsoft will release these security updates on December 10th at 1 PM Eastern time. Keeping your system updated with the latest security patches will help to evade unauthorized access and intruders.