Windows 8, RT, IE10 to Receive Further Critical Patches

Microsoft is set to release the second round of critical patches through an incoming bug fix update for Windows 8 and RT.

Scheduled for a release on Tuesday, the patches will also affect the other current versions of Windows, including XP, Vista, and Windows 7, in addition to Server 2003 and 2008.

A total of five of the patches are rated critical, with two being branded important. The critical patches have been designed to close security holes in the operating system that could allow an attacker to infect a system with malicious code.

Should Windows Update be set to automatic, critical patches will automatically be installed, while the ones considered important can be manually installed by users.

Internet Explorer 10 is also set to receive a security fix next Tuesday, which will be its first patch. The critical-rated patch secures holes that could leave a system vulnerable to certain malware. The update will also apply to earlier versions of the browser -- from IE6 through till IE9.

 

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  • weierstrass
    sliemSecurity holes already?

    They are always there from the beginning why else would we need patches? Tell me one OS which was released with no security holes and then got one because of an unnecessary patch.
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  • memadmax
    sliemSecurity holes already?


    Did you even bother reading the article?
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  • alextheblue
    This is just regular monthly MS security updates! I can't believe there's a news article on this. Oh wait it's Zak Islam. He's new to computers. Zak: It's called Patch Tuesday. Punch "Patch Tuesday" in your browser and hit enter. We don't need a news article every time there's a regular security patch.

    The worst part is the headline. You make it sound like ONLY Windows 8/RT/IE10 are getting patched, when in fact it applies to all currently supported versions of both Windows and IE! On top of that the headline doesn't say anything about security. This combination makes it sound like some special emergency patch for Win8/RT and IE10. Which it is not.
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  • sliem
    Security holes already?
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  • weierstrass
    sliemSecurity holes already?

    They are always there from the beginning why else would we need patches? Tell me one OS which was released with no security holes and then got one because of an unnecessary patch.
    18
  • memadmax
    sliemSecurity holes already?


    Did you even bother reading the article?
    16