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Patch Tuesday

 

As you may know, Microsoft releases their updates on the second Tuesday on each month. It is very critical for businesses and home users alike to assure the success of these updates. These updates are patches to security flaws within their software (Windows, Adobe, Flash, Google, and Java). Long story short, these are the holes that hackers are using to get into computers and networks. When releasing these patches, they are shutting the doors so hackers can’t access your system. Many people have the automatic updates feature selected on their computers. Like most automatic things, sometimes they fail. However, there is no mechanism to let users know if the process failed, leaving their computer, network, or business open to threats. If you are a business, you should look into a monitored patch management system. If you are a home user, make sure to check your system for current updates.