I thought I'd begin to take on a new topic for this SquirrelNet.com blog given that Microsoft just released a handful of updates that fixes 23 vulnerability flaws in Windows. As Information Week indicates in Experts Ratched Up Windows Worm Warnings:
As the spotlight on a dangerous Windows vulnerability grows brighter by the hour, security analysts Thursday said that it's not hype driving the alarms, but genuine fear that a major worm attack is just days away. "This is no drill," said Mike Murray, director of research at vulnerability management vendor nCircle. "And no, this isn't an overreaction. We've always said that some day there would be another big, serious vulnerability. Well, this is the one."
I'm not sure if Mike Murray is crying "chicken little", but the security updates can be obtained from Microsoft Update. If you happen to know if you have "automatic updates" turned on, then you may not need to update anything. Otherwise, visit the Microsoft site and it should automatically give you the updates. You can also turn your automatic updates on or off on the Microsoft link above.
By the way, I have automatic updates turned off because keeping it turned on rendered my machine useless - I kept running into weird problems. So I'll visit the Microsoft Update site from time to time to see what I should update and also try to pay attention to what the computer security experts are concerned about.