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September 11, 2009

Microsoft delivers critical patches

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by David Allen

Microsoft Windows users will have noticed a large update recently that patches eight vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system.

One of these updates included the Java Script engine that comes with all versions of the operating system.

The patch will stop the so called “Drive By” hacker attacks that occur though infected websites.

Another couple of flaws were affecting the Windows Media Player file formats, and the issue with “Drive By” attacks could happen if the user opened an infected media file.

There is a new threat that could mean a lot of head scratching and deck thumping.

The Blue Screen of Death is something that has only recently come to the surface and as of yet no fix has been provided by Microsoft for this, but this is a very recent vulnerability in IIS.

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