Daily Archives: April 5, 2022

  • April 2022 Office non-Security updates have been released

    The April 2022 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, April 5, 2022. They are not included in the DEFCON-4 approval for the March 2022 patches. Unless you have a specific need to install them, you should wait until Susan Bradley (Patch Lady) approves them and any problems have been reported.

    Remember, Susan’s patching sequence and recommendations are based on a business environment that has IT support and may have time constraints on the updating process. Consumer patching should be more cautious due to limited technical and mechanical resources. The latter is the reason for the AskWoody DEFCON system.

    Office 2016
    Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB5002141)
    Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB5002132)

    There were no non-security listings for Office 2013.
    On April 10, 2018, Office 2013 reached End of Mainstream Support. Extended Support will end for Office 2013 on April 11, 2023.
    Office 2016 also reached  End of Mainstream Support on October 13, 2020. EOS for Office 2016 is October 14, 2025.

    Updates are for the .msi version (perpetual). Office 365 and C2R are not included.

    Security updates for all supported versions of Microsoft Office are released on the second Tuesday of the month (Patch Tuesday).

  • Ensuring your safety

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    ISSUE 19.14.1 • 2022-04-05

    Susan Bradley

    By Susan Bradley

    MailChimp was compromised by attackers. Here’s what you should know.

    This is breaking news.

    An article at BleepingComputer on Monday, April 4, 2022, revealed the news that the MailChimp email and marketing service had been breached. The report has also been picked up by many different online services and will probably hit the bigger publishers by tomorrow. The attack focused on MailChimp’s internal tools, which allowed the bad guys to steal audience data and launch phishing attacks.

    Read the full Plus Alert (19.14.1, 2022-04-05).