Daily Archives: September 6, 2022

  • Zero days in browsers

    Now while Chrome has more foundation in security than Internet Explorer did, it’s a reminder that if you are someone who also holds back on updating your browsers and do them manually, you are at risk.

    Just a kind reminder, while I always recommend you defer updates for the operating system, I DON’T recommend the same for browsers.

    Just a few days ago Chrome patched it’s 6th zero day this year. Ensure that you are on 105.0.5195.102 (click on settings, help and ensure you are up to date). Edge is also based on Chrome and thus updates soon after. Other browsers built on the Chrome base include Opera, Vivaldi.Brave, Opera Neon, Comodo Dragon, SRWare Iron (among others).

  • September 2022 Office non-Security updates are now available

    The September 2022 Office non-Security updates have been released Tuesday, September 6, 2022. They are not included in the DEFCON-3 approval for the August 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 (KB5002251)

    Office 2013
    Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB5002268)
    Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB5002252)

    On April 10, 2018, Office 2013 reached End of Mainstream Support. Extended Support ended 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).