Microsoft has rated five of the patches as 'critical'.
Experts at Sophos have advised businesses to take action to
defend their Windows computers after Microsoft issued a warning of
critical security flaws in its software.
As part of its monthly "Patch Tuesday" schedule Microsoft has
issued a number of bulletins about security vulnerabilities in its
software. The list of affected software includes versions of the
Windows operating system, Microsoft Office and Internet
"Everyone responsible for the security of data on Windows
computers needs to sit up and listen when Microsoft issues a
security warning about its software," said Graham Cluley, senior
technology consultant at Sophos. "The rise in financially-motivated
hacking has made it more important than ever to ensure that your
business is properly defended with the latest patches."
Home users of Microsoft Windows can visit update.microsoft.com to have
their systems scanned for Microsoft security vulnerabilities.
Sophos suggests that every IT manager responsible for security
should consider subscribing to vulnerability mailing lists such as
that operated by Microsoft at www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/notify.mspx.
How can Network Access Control help your business?
Control enables companies to control who and what is allowed
onto their network; blocking unauthorized users, controlling guest
access, and ensuring compliance with a business's security policy.
By implementing NAC firms reduce the risk of unauthorized, guest,
non-compliant, or infected systems compromising the network,
ensuring that only correctly secured computers gain network
Sophos continues to recommend companies protect their desktops
and servers with automatically updated
protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, and spam.