Beyond Windows XP, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday Offers Critical Fixes

ItEUs the fourth Patch Tuesday of 2014 -- but itEUs the last for Windows XP and Office 2003. Microsoft released four patches on Tuesday. Two are rated critical and two are important. Altogether, the patches cover a mere 11 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft is urging XP users to migrate to a newer version of the Windows operating system, and most security researchers are echoing the urgency even in the face of workarounds that would allow enterprises to hang on a little while longer.

According to Trustwave, although third-party party security solutions like antivirus will help protect XP users for the near future, thereEUs no denying that those who continue to use XP will be at a much greater risk of compromise.

EUWindows XP is old, almost ancient in technology years. Modern Windows operating systems like Windows 7 or 8 provide security features like Drive Encryption, User Account Control, AppLocker, UEFI Secure Boot and Trusted Boot,EU the company warned. in a blog post. EUWindows XP is not being retired because MS wants to blackmail people into upgrading. ItEUs being retired because it is obsolete and Microsoft has given the public ample opportunity to do what is in their own best interest. ItEUs now time to close the lid on XP.EU

The Heartbleed Tie-In

We caught up with Tyler Reguly, security research manager at security solutions firm Tripwire, to get his thoughts on the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP. He told us, just like any other Patch Tuesday, the best move is to patch Word and IE as soon as possible.

EUThe Microsoft Security and Defense blog states that the limited distribution of Publisher will act as a natural limiter, preventing wide spread exploitation,EU he said. EUI wonder if the introduction of the new Office 365 Home Premium subscription, which will give home users access to...

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Beyond Windows XP, Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday Offers Critical Fixes

ItEUs the fourth Patch Tuesday of 2014 -- but itEUs the last for Windows XP and Office 2003. Microsoft released four patches on Tuesday. Two are rated critical and two are important. Altogether, the patches cover a mere 11 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft is urging XP users to migrate to a newer version of the Windows operating system, and most security researchers are echoing the urgency even in the face of workarounds that would allow enterprises to hang on a little while longer.

According to Trustwave, although third-party party security solutions like antivirus will help protect XP users for the near future, thereEUs no denying that those who continue to use XP will be at a much greater risk of compromise.

EUWindows XP is old, almost ancient in technology years. Modern Windows operating systems like Windows 7 or 8 provide security features like Drive Encryption, User Account Control, AppLocker, UEFI Secure Boot and Trusted Boot,EU the company warned. in a blog post. EUWindows XP is not being retired because MS wants to blackmail people into upgrading. ItEUs being retired because it is obsolete and Microsoft has given the public ample opportunity to do what is in their own best interest. ItEUs now time to close the lid on XP.EU

The Heartbleed Tie-In

We caught up with Tyler Reguly, security research manager at security solutions firm Tripwire, to get his thoughts on the last Patch Tuesday for Windows XP. He told us, just like any other Patch Tuesday, the best move is to patch Word and IE as soon as possible.

EUThe Microsoft Security and Defense blog states that the limited distribution of Publisher will act as a natural limiter, preventing wide spread exploitation,EU he said. EUI wonder if the introduction of the new Office 365 Home Premium subscription, which will give home users access to...

Comments are closed.