IT Gets a Summer Vacation with Light Patch Load for June

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Microsoft is also adding improvements to IE 11, including an anti-malware solution to scan the input for a binary extension before it’s passed onto the extension for execution. IE 11 represents the most secure browser Microsoft has released to date. Henry always recommends that users run the latest version of any software and would highly encourage users to upgrade to IE 11. If you’re running non-compatible operating systems (such as XP, for which Microsoft will discontinue support in 2014), be sure to update those as well.

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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