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ISSUE 16.35.1 • 2019-10-02


MS-DEFCON 3: Patch Windows, but watch out for the optionals

Woody Leonhard

By Woody Leonhard

Everything looks reasonably good for the September Windows and Office updates. Let Windows install them now.

I’ve seen an enormous amount of drivel — both online and in the mainstream news media — about the new Internet Explorer zero-day threat known as CVE-2019-1367. If you’re confused, don’t worry; most of the people reporting on it are confused, too.

There’s a simple way to get all Microsoft-recommended patches installed, and you don’t have to go looking for that toothless CVE-2019-1367 monster under your bed. Details in my Computerworld article.

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