There are some critical patches available today to address bugs in Internet Explorer (nearly all versions), Outlook (numerous versions) and Excel (numerous version). We recommend you take these precautions for the coming few days even if you are able to install the update.
- Exercise caution with your web access habits.
- Do not open any attachments in Outlook that you are not expecting.
- Delete any suspicious emails you receive.
These updates will be available immediately from microsoft, to download them manually:
We will also push these updates out to customers machines that have requested in advanced that we do so. If you would like to see to it that this is done for your systems please contact us. Otherwise advise your users that when prompted by windows update to install critical updates to do so. These issues are significant and could cause extensive problems if they were to be exploited on one or more of your systems.
It is likely that you will not actually be prompted to install these updates until Wednesday January 9th as most windows update servers synchronize early in the morning. Running a manually synchronization is not adding the updates as of the authoring of this notice.
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