Microsoft to release security updates13 December 2011 14:30:37
PC users with Microsoft Windows operating software will receive a host of security updates today.
The software giant has announced that up to 14 changes will be downloaded on to people's computers and the patches will attempt to cover 20 vulnerabilities in some of the company's most popular programmes, such as Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.
Microsoft deem three of the updates to be critical and they will affect the XP, Vista and Windows 7 systems. According to the company, a PC restart may be required in some cases.
Kaspersky Lab recently stated that the majority of online attacks could be avoided if computer users stuck to a few basic principles.
Developers at the anti-virus company said that it was important to ensure technology and software was up to date and passwords should be unique.
If people protected their data on USB flash devices with built-in password encryption then threats could be further reduced.
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