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12 flaws to be fixed on Tuesday.
Microsoft is planning to release six patches next week in its monthly security update.

The company said that the December 'Patch Tuesday' release would include fixes for a total of 12 different vulnerabilities in Windows, Office and Internet Explorer.

Of the six patches, Microsoft has rated three as 'critical,' the company's highest alert level, while the other three have been rated as 'important.' Five of the six patches address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system...

...Other vulnerabilities to be addressed include flaws in Microsoft Word, Project and Works 8.5 as well as vulnerabilities in Windows 2000, XP, Vista and the recently-launched Windows 7

http://www.itnews.com.au/News/162085...-december.aspx
 

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Why is every Windows update news all the sudden?

Because Win7 is still new, and they want to show "they care".
 

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isnt nearly every patch that ms puts out to: "...address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system..."

its like why even bother saying it
and its a shame that win 7 continued this deplorable legacy
 

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isnt nearly every patch that ms puts out to: "...address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system..."

its like why even bother saying it
and its a shame that win 7 continued this deplorable legacy

Yeah, because there is an OS out there without vulnerabilities.

Jesus, what are you looking for? There will always be vulnerabilities in software. It's amazing there aren't more in Windows and other Microsoft products considering how much code is involved and how often they are updated.
 

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When service pack 1 comes out for Windows 7, that will be news.
 

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as long you're protected with the newest anti-virus program up to date and firewalls i wouldn't worry about it and be glad we have updates but i'd be worried for people who DON'T know how to protect their PC. That's one issue.
 

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isnt nearly every patch that ms puts out to: "...address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system..."

its like why even bother saying it
and its a shame that win 7 continued this deplorable legacy

A human wrote the code, a human can crack or find holes in said code. Don't see why this is a surprise...
 

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Originally Posted by CattleRustler View Post
isnt nearly every patch that ms puts out to: "...address vulnerabilities which could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on a targeted system..."

its like why even bother saying it
and its a shame that win 7 continued this deplorable legacy

lolwut?

i would like you to build an unhackable OS that runs on 90% of the worlds computers, and once you do that, then you can call MS out.
 

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There's been nothing in my Windows Update for a while now. I was starting to think I was running a secure stable operating system.
 

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no software is unhackable, and thats not what I was saying. The amount of individual patches you receive over time to prevent "remote access..." etc is ridiculous tho. You would have thought with win 7 they would have improved the core code, but apparently not. but either way, get off my neck - its an opinion
 

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Originally Posted by CattleRustler View Post
no software is unhackable, and thats not what I was saying. The amount of individual patches you receive over time to prevent "remote access..." etc is ridiculous tho. You would have thought with win 7 they would have improved the core code, but apparently not. but either way, get off my neck - its an opinion
Maybe they did improve it. Hell the OS has been out since december last year to beta testers and not to mention all over torrents. Ofcourse someone is going to find a way to hack parts of it. In the end it's not Ms fault its the people out there that find new ways to get in.
 
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