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A dozen Patch’s for Valentines Day

  • 15 February, 2007 08:34

<p>Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Microsoft is planning to release a big gift for IT administrators on Patch Tuesday - a dozen security bulletins with nine critical and three important. Five of the critical bulletins address Microsoft Windows, two affect Microsoft Office, one affects Data Access Components Technology and one affects Microsoft's new malware solution, Windows Live OneCare.</p>
<p>The fact that at least five of the vulnerabilities target the Microsoft applications further validates PatchLink's claims that hackers are moving up the application stack to focus less on attacking the operating system and exploiting the application layer. PatchLink further predicts that hackers with profit in mind will increasingly target applications beyond Microsoft platforms.</p>
<p>“With such a hefty burden this month, IT administrators need to put security first”, said Chris Wood, PatchLink ANZ Sales Director. “Organisations will need to have a solid vulnerability management process in place if they want to test and deploy the bulletins released tomorrow without disrupting any Valentine's Day plans.”</p>
<p><b>Note to Editor</b></p>
<p>Should you wish to interview Chris Wood or require any further information please contact Sarah on 02 9212 3848 or sarah@kinetics.com.au</p>
<p><b>About PatchLink Corporation</b></p>
<p>PatchLink® is the global leader for security patch and vulnerability management solutions, delivering comprehensive, multi-platform assessment and remediation for continuous protection across the enterprise. Offering the most comprehensive platform and application support, PatchLink maintains the largest tested and most up-to-date security patch repository, enabling organizations to accurately assess and remediate vulnerabilities based on established industry best practices. Currently protecting thousands of commercial and government organizations and millions of PCs and servers worldwide, PatchLink effectively eliminates vulnerability risks and enforces security and compliance policies while reducing overall IT costs. PatchLink is headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and was founded in 1991by Sean Moshir.</p>
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