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Patch Tuesday Roundup for April 2014

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Microsoft’s support for the Windows XP operating system, Office 2003, and Exchange 2003 ends today, April 8, 2014. Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or other bug fixes for Windows XP, Office 2003, or Exchange 2003, leaving users of those programs highly vulnerable to malware and other threats. Users of these programs are encouraged to upgrade to more modern versions as soon as possible. For more information, visit

Today is Patch Tuesday for April, 2014. Microsoft released four security bulletins, two of which are considered critical. One critical bulletin addresses the recently reported zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Word. For more information about this month’s updates, see Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Summary for April 2014.

Apple recently released security updates for the Safari web browser. For more information, see the Apple security updates page.

Adobe released security updates for the Adobe Flash Player. For more information, see the Adobe Security Bulletins and Advisories page.

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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