• MS-DEFCON 2: Pause to review

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    ISSUE 19.27.1 • 2022-07-07


    By Susan Bradley

    We’re halfway through the patching year.

    It seems like just yesterday when I lowered the MS-DEFCON level to allow a cautious breather so we could apply critical patches. Oh, wait — that’s right, it was just last week.

    In June, Patch Tuesday fell on the latest day of the month possible: the 14th. It takes all of us patch watchers a little bit of time to assess the safety of the last round of updates — and before you know it, the next Tuesday is upon us. So after little more than a week, it’s time to pause updates again. Accordingly, I am raising the MS-DEFCON level to 2.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.27.1, 2022-07-07).