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Massive urge to install critical Windows patches

August 12th, 2006 by Zack Whittaker

 For those who haven’t seen Kristan’s previous entry, this is just to reitterate what he said, and another major urge for all Windows users to update their systems.

Microsoft released this statement and article (Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-040) on the 8th August, urging all users of Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, all versions of Windows XP (SP1 and SP2) and all versions of Windows Server 2003 (including SP1).

Very special attention however, those in the beta program of Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, you must go to the Connect pages, go to the Download sections and install all the updates given there.

The US Department of Homeland Security issued a statement as well which is unusual for them, because they saw this is as such a huge issue. The NISCC (National Infrastructure Security Coordination Center, which is the computing section of MI5, the British Security Service) also issued a statement saying how important these are.

It’s very rare for national security bodies to react to such things, but this is a critical update and must be patched. Microsoft have opened the downloads to all users, regardless of whether you’re running a genuine version or not, because it can spread and infect any Windows computer running Windows 2000 Professional and above.

 Download these updates now

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  1. Joseph Bittman MVP Says:

    Must have something to do with the Black Hat meetings which went on in the past few weeks…