|Microsoft Patch Tuesday - Dec 2011
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Microsoft Patch Tuesday patched 19 security flaws in Windows, including three critical flaws. The December patch fixes the exploit threat from the Duqu Trojan, an information-stealer that was used to extract data from SCADA systems. Two other critical updates fixed bugs in ActiveX and Windows Media Player. The other patches fix holes in Windows, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Publisher.
Make sure you have Windows Automatic Updates set to 'ON'.
- Click 'Start'
- Click 'Settings'
- Click 'Control Panel'
- Click 'Security Center'
- Finally click on 'Windows Automatic Updates' and set to 'ON'.
Alternatively, if you want to update right now:
- Open Internet Explorer
- Go to the Tools menu and select "Windows Update'
The patch can also be downloaded directly from:
Simple: Check for Microsoft security updates here
End-of life reminder
Microsoft has end-of-life dates for Windows XP, so we suggest you start updating this operating system, which include Windows XP Service Pack 2, as they are no longer supported as of July 13, 2010. Customers are encouraged to upgrade to Service Pack 3 or to Windows 7 as soon as possible.
Source: ID Theft Protect
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