Two of the 13 bulletins for August's Patch Tuesday are rated "critical," the highest threat ranking in Microsoft's four-step system, while nine are called "important."
Update your machine's driver in 4 minutes or less to keep your system current on bug fixes and support for new features.
There are only four bulletins, but one of them is related to a critical flaw in the Bluetooth networking of Windows 7 and Windows Vista that could let an attacker wirelessly compromise a vulnerable system.
Boot the PC from the optical drive instead of the hard drive to reinstall Windows or access repair tools loaded on your Windows DVD.
It's not something you need to do often, but every once in a while, use this simple utility to preserve your drivers. You never know when you might need them.
Compared with the 16 security bulletins in June, July is like having the month off, but security experts are concerned about a Critical security bulletin impacting Windows 7 and Windows Vista.
Microsoft released 16 security bulletins--nine 'critical' and seven 'important'--addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Many are highly exploitable, and IT admins need to work fast to plug the holes.
There are only two new security bulletins for this Patch Tuesday, but one of them exposes many organizations to remote attack. IT admins need to take this light Patch Tuesday seriously.
Following on the heels of a record Patch Tuesday that IT admins are still dealing with, Microsoft only has two new security bulletins planned for next week.