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October 09, 2018
Administrators have a relatively light workload for October Patch Tuesday, but IT workers should pay attention to multiple workstation fixes and issues with older patches.
September 11, 2018
Administrators should prioritize patching systems affected by four public disclosures resolved by the Patch Tuesday updates.
August 14, 2018
Administrators have their work cut out for them, with more than 60 vulnerabilities to handle for August Patch Tuesday, after reeling from the effects of a bad batch of July updates.
July 10, 2018
Microsoft resolved three public disclosures and updated its Spectre and Meltdown advisory this July Patch Tuesday. In total, Microsoft addressed about 54 vulnerabilities.
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