• MS-DEFCON 2: Will September updates behave?

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    ISSUE 19.36.1 • 2022-09-08

    By Susan Bradley

    Microsoft patches need to go back to school, too.

    Summer vacation is over, which means it’s time for youngsters to return to school. After several years of computer-based, pandemic-induced remote learning, it’s back to the classrooms. Meanwhile, Microsoft is getting ready to roll out the 22H2 releases of Windows 10 and Windows 11.

    I’m hoping that the engineers at Microsoft have had enough vacation, rest, and other downtime to ensure that September’s releases are nice, calm, and — well — boring. Unfortunately, August updates haven’t been quite so boring, and that’s not encouraging. Caution is my watchword, so I’m raising the MS-DEFCON level to 2.

    Anyone can read the full MS-DEFCON Alert (19.36.1, 2022-09-08).