Security Bulletin: Microsoft Patch Tuesday August 9th, 2011

Security Bulletin: Microsoft Patch Tuesday August 9th, 2011

Internet Explorer users, it looks like you’re in the spotlight again. While your intelligence was recently questioned and redeemed, today it’s being questioned yet again. You can easily prove your IQ level though—simply install some updates!

Today is Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday for the month of August. This month we see 13 bulletins with patches for 22 potentially dangerous security vulnerabilities. Two of the bulletins carry Microsoft’s “critical” rating, its highest ever.

One of these critical updates fixes a potential for drive-by download attacks for those of you using Internet Explorer. After returning laughter back at your co-workers for making fun of you last week, the last thing you’ll want is to have your computer crash from some remote code executed on it. All because of an unsuspected attack from a simple browser flaw you could have patched! You don’t want that now, do you?

This security bulletin is unfortunately not a hoax. Today’s patches also address issues with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, .NET and Visual Studio. For further information check out Microsoft’s announcement here:  Security Bulletin: Microsoft August Patch Tuesday

Scott Cornell

When he’s not knee deep in blogging and all things tech, Scott spends his free time playing ultimate Frisbee and watching foreign films. An expert in emerging tech trends, Scott always has his ear to ground for breaking news related to IT security.