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May 2008 Updates

May 2008 Updates

As you all probably know, the Windows Updates for May 2008 came out this past Tuesday (May 13, 2008). I’m sure most of you have already installed them (at least you should have!), but you might still be a little curious about what was actually updated on your computer. It’s always hard to decipher that information, especially when you’re in a hurry to just get the update done and move on with your work. So, I’m here to help you out!

For the month of May, there were three critical updates and one listed as moderate. All three of the critical updates had to do with vulnerabilities that could eventually lead to remote code execution. The programs involved were Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and the Microsoft Jet Database Engine. If you have any of those programs on your computer, they were updated and fixed.

The moderate update dealt with vulnerabilities within the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which, if not taken care of, could lead to denial of service. That one was also fixed with no trouble whatsoever. The Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool was also updated for you, as well as, some non-security, high-priority updates. Again, if you haven’t run your Windows Updates yet, I urge you to do so soon. Otherwise, your computer will not be as safe as it should be. Until next month, I wish you happy computing!

~ Erin