Patch Tuesday: 16 Patches And Counting

So this week's Patch Tuesday is particularly patch-heavy: there are 16 new patches in total from Microsoft, which is the highest number we've seen all year. But will you need them all?

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If you're a Windows user, the answer is "probably". Microsoft's advance notification includes five critical updates, which cover all currently active versions of Windows. The remaining 11 are also largely Windows-based, though Bulletin 6 only affects Office and Bulletin 12 covers Exchange.

As usual, the patches will hit early Wednesday Australian time, when we'll also learn more about what exploits they hit. But whatever changes they bring, you can, as usual, look forward to a restart or two.


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