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13 Oct 2006

Patch within 15 mins

Microsoft has dumped another bucket of patches on its customers. Read the Microsoft info page or, for another perspective, check out what SANS Internet Storm Center has to say. The ISC picks out three critical patches, one of which they rate "PATCH NOW" since it is being actively exploited. If you are too busy to check, test or download the patches, remember that the clock is ticking. A few days back, the BBC reported that a honeypot system running unpatched XP Home gets compromised within ~15 minutes of web connection. Get your patching processes up to scratch or face trying to explain to your stakeholders why you suffered avoidable information security incidents ...
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