Daily Archives: August 4, 2022

  • MS-DEFCON 2: Printing issues, again

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    ISSUE 19.31.1 • 2022-08-04

    By Susan Bradley

    This time we’re forewarned, and the problem probably won’t affect many.

    Here we go again. Month after month this year, updates have affected printing in some way, and the side effects have ranged from minor to major (such as printers being completely disabled).

    Fasten your seatbelts anyway, although chances are that many of us won’t notice this side effect at all. In fact, the security fix causing this side effect has actually been installed on our systems for over a year. Starting with the July and August updates, “hardening” is finally being enabled. Still, prudence demands raising the MS-DEFCON level to 2.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.31.1, 2022-08-04).