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Patch Tuesday Roundup for October 2013

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Today is Patch Tuesday for October, 2013. Microsoft released eight security bulletins, four of which are considered critical. The bulletins include fixes to vulnerabilities affecting Windows, Internet Explorer (including the zero-day vulnerability discovered in September), Office, Silverlight, and the .NET Framework. Seven of the bulletins address remote code execution vulnerabilities, which could allow malicious users to access or load software on your machine without your knowledge or consent.

For more information about today’s updates, see Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Summary for October 2013.

Adobe also released updates for Acrobat and Reader. For more information about these updates, see Adobe’s security bulletin for October 8.

ITS recommends that you keep your computers and other devices up to date with the latest security fixes in order to protect your devices and your data from malicious code and unauthorized access. For instructions on setting your computer to automatically check for updates, visit the ITS Security page.

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