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Microsoft Releases five updates on Patch Tuesday
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Default Microsoft Releases five updates on Patch Tuesday - 02-08-2014, 08:29 | posts: 21,315 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Patch Tuesday (February 11) will bring in five bulletins; two critical updates and three rated as important: Of the two "critical" patches, Microsoft's summary page says that one of them ...

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Default 02-08-2014, 11:08 | posts: 918

Always appreciate the security related news and happenings.
   
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Default 02-08-2014, 12:48 | posts: 43

Some copy/paste fails in the article.
   
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Default 02-08-2014, 23:12 | posts: 8

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Some copy/paste fails in the article.
I thought that was just me lol. Sometimes with long paragraphs I'll lose track and end up reading the same sentence twice. This article made me so confused I kept thinking I was messing up so I would start over until I realized it was not me. It was the article repeating it self.
   
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Default 02-09-2014, 11:34 | posts: 170 | Location: Romania

I've actually seen this exact same kind of copy/paste fails in other articles as well. It's strange.
   
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Default 02-11-2014, 23:48 | posts: 918

Ok, here's what got updated and why today:

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Adobe and Microsoft today each issued patches to fix critical security flaws in their software. Microsoft’s February Patch Tuesday includes seven patch bundles addressing at least 31 vulnerabilities in Windows and related software. Adobe pushed out an update that fixes two critical bugs in its Shockwave Player.

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Microsoft is urging Windows users to apply all of the available fixes, but for those who need to prioritize patches (organizations that typically test patches before deploying them enterprise-wide), Redmond places a special focus on MS14-007, a graphics vulnerability in Windows 7/8/8.1 and Windows Server 2007, 2012 and Windows RT.

The cumulative, critical security update for all versions of Internet Explorer (MS14-010) fixes two dozen vulnerabilities, including one that Microsoft says has already been publicly disclosed. The other patch that Microsoft specifically called out — MS14-011 — addresses a vulnerability in VBScript that could cause problems for IE users.

Microsoft also once again is encouraging Windows users who haven’t already done so to consider installing and using its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET), a free tool that can help to significantly beef up the security of third-party applications that run on top of Windows. I would second their recommendation, and have reviewed EMET 4.0 here. The latest version — 4.1 — is available at this link and requires Microsoft’s .NET Framework 4 platform.

Speaking of .NET, this month’s updates includes a comprehensive patch for the .NET Framework; experience has taught me to install these separately from other Windows patches, then reboot and install any .NET updates. I’ve run into trouble in the past trying to install .NET updates alongside lots of other simultaneously, but your mileage my vary.

For more on today’s Microsoft patches, check out the Microsoft Security Response Center blog, as well as Qualys’s take on the updates.
https://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/02/...kwave-windows/

In a nutshell, run Windows Update and uninstall Adobe Shockwave (who even still uses that)
   
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Default 02-12-2014, 03:53 | posts: 2,725 | Location: florida

why dont they talk about ALL the releases.

I turned my system on just now it shows 16 updates

4 net framework security updates

1 cumulative security update

3 security updates

7 updates bringing compatibility and other fixes

1 Malicious software removal tool

Every time I read the articles, they never state all the updates and what they do. so my curiosity kills me and I have to click each update to go to the kb site to see what that update does.

Im just saying because sometimes. not enough information is giving before release and things get broken and then people have to figure out what update broke it.

edit: I missed the description on one of the updates and now I have a skydrive icon on my tasktray.

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Default 02-12-2014, 08:21 | posts: 12,132 | Location: England

I had 18 updates for Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit plus one optional one. I agree with dsbig that it is annoying that you cannot easily see what these updates are for without tediously clicking on each one to open up a KB page in Internet Explorer. A brief description of what the update does would be really handy IMO, and without having to read it from an external source too!
   
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Default 02-12-2014, 08:33 | posts: 918

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I agree with dsbig that it is annoying that you cannot easily see what these updates are for without tediously clicking on each one to open up a KB page in Internet Explorer. A brief description of what the update does would be really handy IMO, and without having to read it from an external source too!
I get where he's coming from though- I've had updates that just didn't want to go before. Then you have to mess around with fixes. Though personally, most updates go ok with me.
   
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Default 02-12-2014, 11:50 | posts: 9,219 | Location: UK

I only had 13, got em last night, had an optional one for RDC, but just hid that ,as no use to me.
   
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Default 02-12-2014, 15:56 | posts: 3,816 | Location: The Netherlands

I had 12 for Windows 7, dad PC had 16 also Windows 7.
   
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Default 02-12-2014, 22:36 | posts: 564 | Location: Old England

I had no less than 20 updates for Windows 7 most of which were updates for Office 2010 and security updates for .NET Framework. There was also an optional update to fix an issue with remote control.

And then today (the day after patch Tuesday) I received another update to fix a broken optional update patch released on patch Tuesday.
   
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