BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft fixes 20 security holes“Windows users are being urged to install Microsofts February security update which contains 12 patches for 20 vulnerabilities… The bumper package includes fixes for loopholes that malicious hackers are known to be already exploiting.”
An astounding list of “Remote Code Exploit” bugs includes HTML Help’s ActiveX control (who ever thought making the browser an “integral part of the operating system” was a good idea?), Word, MDAC, the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine (how’s that for irony?), and more. Security Bulletins MS07-06 through -016 detail the mess. (It’s the sixth week of 2007, for those keeping score.)
Windows users – get patching! http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security is a good place to start for more information.