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  • MS-DEFCON 3: Time to patch, but be aware of Network-busting bugs in Win7

    Posted on June 2nd, 2018 at 17:37 Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Full description now up on Computerworld. Weekend updates from the Computerworld team, thanks folks!

    Realize that installing the Win7 patches may knock out your network card. Susan Bradley has advice if you can’t connect after installing this month’s patches.

    Of course 1803 is a basket case and your best course of action is to roll back to your previous version of Windows, if you still can.

    (For those of you who actually believed the ridiculous assertion that 1803 now powers 50% of all Win10 machines, you need to learn more about statistics, AdDuplex style. Ed Bott has an excellent takedown on ZDNet.)

    I’m moving us to MS-DEFCON 3:  Patch reliability is unclear, but widespread attacks make patching prudent. Go ahead and patch, but watch out for potential problems.

    Full step-by-step instructions in the Computerworld article.