• MS-DEFCON 2: The maintenance window for Windows closes

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    ISSUE 19.49.1 • 2022-12-08

    By Susan Bradley

    This is your last call to install updates.

    Businesses typically have a concept in their information technology divisions about maintenance windows. It’s a period of time set aside to install updates, review computer systems, and in general ensure that everything is working as it should.

    Consumers and home users should follow a similar concept. Devote a period of time, no matter the platform, to ensure that your devices are working as they should. Then let your maintenance window close. That’s why I’m raising the MS-DEFCON level to 2 — with fresh updates due next week, get the current updates installed now.

    Everyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.49.1, 2022-12-08).