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Cybersecurity Quick Tip: “Huge” Microsoft Patch to Start the Year

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Microsoft addressed more fixes than usual for Windows, Office, Exchange Server and more with its recent “patch Tuesday”.


With another reminder to ensure you’re receiving and responding to alerts about updates for all your technology, legal tech experts at Sensei Enterprises report “a lot of fixes even for Microsoft” in its first “patch Tuesday” of the year on January 11th. As John Simek writes on the Your IT Consultant Blog:

Yesterday was patch Tuesday for Microsoft and the first one of the year. Dark Reading reports that patch Tuesday includes 96 security updates. Nine updates are critical, 89 are classified as important and six are publicly known. That’s a lot of fixes even for Microsoft. As Dark Reading states, “The products affected in this month’s release include Microsoft Windows, the Edge browser (Chromium-based), Exchange Server, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics, .NET Framework, Open-Source Software, Windows Defender, Windows Hyper-V, and Remote Desktop Protocol.”

As usual, you should patch your systems as soon as possible. If you are using Office 2019 for Mac and Microsoft Office LTSC for Mac 2021, you’ll have to wait a bit for an update. Other users should install the patches before the cybercriminals begin attacking the flaws.


CATEGORIES: Risk Management | Technology
TAGS: cybersecurity / data security / protection

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