November’s 2012 Patch Tuesday is next week, and as well as the regular security patches for classic versions of Windows and Microsoft applications, owners of the brand spanking new Microsoft Surface tablet running Windows 8 RT will also need to update their systems.
An advance notification from Microsoft reveals that some of the critical vulnerabilities being patched by the software giant on Tuesday impact Windows RT, and could allow cybercriminals to infect vulnerable systems with malware.
It doesn’t matter if you’re still running Windows XP SP3 or Windows 8 – it’s important to sit up, pay attention, and take action whenever Microsoft issues security updates.
And that’s a lesson that users of the new Microsoft Surface tablet are going to have to learn as well if they’re going to reduce the chances of an internet attack being successful.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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