Patch Tuesday

Did you know that the second Tuesday of every month is called ‘Patch Tuesday’ in the IT industry….? This is the day on which Microsoft release various patches and fixes for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and other Microsoft applications.

Yesterday, six patches were released, four of which are rated as critical. Five out of six patches address vulnerabilities that can allow ‘remote code execution’, so getting computers patched as quickly as you can is vital. All of the patches either may or definitely do require a restart. Updates can be achieved using Windows Update.