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This one is a monster.

Microsoft has lined up for Windows users this coming Patch Tuesday a staggering 17 security bulletins (nine of which have been given Microsoft's highest severity rating of "critical"), addressing 64 security vulnerabilities.

Software including bugs which are said to be fixed by the patches include Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio and .NET Framework.
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One of the vulnerabilities reportedly fixed will be the MHTML rendering flaw that was discovered earlier this year. Internet Explorer was one the products found to be at risk from the zero-day vulnerability that could allow maliciously crafted webpages to execute code in any "zone" regardless of which zone is specified.
Another reason to use Chrome/Firefox
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Another reason to use Chrome/Firefox
It's so nice of Microsoft to give us this free software with their OS to make downloading Chrome/Firefox so easy.
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Great... why couldn't they mash this in with SP1 so I don't have to slipstream my disk images again?
 
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Great... why couldn't they mash this in with SP1 so I don't have to slipstream my disk images again?
SP1 was finished awhile ago though, this stuff is new. Maybe SP2?
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SP1 was finished awhile ago though, this stuff is new. Maybe SP2?
Ah, that's quite right. It was released for OEMs in Jan/Feb but only released on Windows Update last month as I recall. Still would have been nice to include this alongside IE9 in SP1 though.
 
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I always like the feeling of installing those 200kB security updates. lol
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It's so nice of Microsoft to give us this free software with their OS to make downloading Chrome/Firefox so easy.
This ^^
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Seriously, people should stop bashing Internet Explorer 9. I personally seldom use it but I find it not that bad after all.
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I don't see what the need for the debate/slamming is. Microsoft has commonly released these clumpings of security patches. I'm really not concerned.
    
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