IT Gets a Summer Vacation with Light Patch Load for June

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Windows 8.1 will be optimized for biometrics – particularly fingerprint readers. This is great. The cross-over error rate for biometric readers, which is where you get false positives and negatives, has been drastically improved over the last few years. With this improvement comes a renewed hope that passwords may someday go the way of the dodo bird. Henry thinks eventually a mix of biometric technologies – iris recognition, facial recognition, behavioral patterns and of course fingerprints – will become the norm.

It’s a record month for Microsoft this month, according to Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst at Lumension. With just five bulletins, June marks the lowest number of bulletins we’ve seen from Microsoft to date this year, making it a light month for IT admins. It’s also the halfway point for the year, which is always a good time to look back at last year and compare. With 50 total bulletins for the year, Microsoft has issued a total of eight more bulletins this year than at the same time last year. Interestingly, the company has issued exactly the same number of critical bulletins so far this year at 16. That means the balance is made up of important bulletins, which are the type of bulletins we prefer to see.

 

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