The software giant Microsoft wished its customers Happy Valentine’s Day by releasing nine critical patches to fix 21 security glitches in many of its main software products, which include Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Office.
The nine security patches will enable users to get rid of vulnerabilities in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Silverlight, and the Microsoft .Net Framework. As mentioned in its Patch Tuesday preview of last week, Microsoft released a total of nine new security bulletins on 14 February. Four out of the nine patches are rated as ‘Critical’, and the remaining five as ‘Important’.
Though most of the consumers and small businesses just rely on the Automatic Updates option in Windows to apply the patches when they are away from computing, it is important for large organizations to find out which updates are to be installed, and then prioritize their resources accordingly.
Go through the Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2012 to get a complete information about the Tuesday Patch released on Valentine’s Day.