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Microsoft To Release 12 Patches Tuesday

Microsoft will be releasing 12 patches for Windows and Office this coming Tuesday as part of its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' cycle.

Microsoft will be releasing 12 patches for Windows and Office this coming Tuesday as part of its monthly 'Patch Tuesday' cycle.

According to an advance notice released yesterday, 10 of the patches will related to Windows and two will be for Office. At least one in each group will be rated 'critical' -- the company's highest rating for vulnerabilities.

As per its usual practice, the company did not release any further details about the flaws or patches -- more information should be available when the patches are released next week.

Microsoft said that on Tuesday it will also release an updated version of the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software removal tool.

About the Author

Becky Nagel is the vice president of Web & Digital Strategy for 1105's Enterprise Computing and Education Groups, where she oversees the front-end Web team and deals with all aspects of digital strategy for the groups. She also serves as executive editor the ECG Web sites, and you'll even find her byline on PureAI.com, the ECG group's newest site for enterprise developers working with AI. She recently gave a talk at a leading technical publishers conference about how changes in Web technology may impact publishers' bottom lines. Follow her on twitter @beckynagel.

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