'Critical' windows update. experts recommend that users install the patch immediately.

Discussion in 'Technical' started by sec_monkey, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

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  2. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    "The platforms that are affected include: Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows RT and Windows RT 8.1. Windows 10 Technical Preview customers are affected, too."
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Looks like my WinDoz XP Virtual Machine is not effected.......Lol...
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  4. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    XP is not going to get patched even if it is vulnerable.

    And XP has 500 other 0day vulns :(
  5. DarkLight

    DarkLight Live Long and Prosper - On Hiatus Site Supporter

    Okay, so why bother mentioning Vista then? Not questoning you Sec, questioning the article. Vista went out of support long before XP did.
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  6. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [beer] DL :)

    [dunno] we report you decide
  7. Gesko

    Gesko Monkey+

    Vista is still under the extended support
    Client operating systems
    Windows Vista
    Latest update or service pack
    Service Pack 2
    End of mainstream support
    April 10, 2012
    End of extended support
    April 11, 2017
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  8. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    [beer] @ stg58
  9. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

  10. natshare

    natshare Monkey+++

    Yeah, figured this morning, when I saw that pop up on my machine almost immediately, that it might be a bit important. Usually don't see Wednesday updates first thing, but later on in the day, after work.
  11. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey

    Same here.
  12. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    Today at library I downloaded all updates on both our laptops that Windows Update had for us to download. Going to double-check that we got all those that were listed, I'm assuming it did though, at least one of the titles(the number code of the update) was the same.
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  13. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    DarkLight, I'm still running Vista using a 6 year old HP. Course, this thing seems to be a virus magnet, but other than that, no problems. No problems. No problems. NOproblems. NOProblems. :)

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  14. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Don't know what "oday vulns" means? No context.
    Some of us still run MicroSloth Windose for valid reasons, and see no reason to change to Third Party stuff.
    My PCs (the old one and the new one) are Win7. I like it. It has features I like and use.
    I am still trudging up the steep learning curve of my laptop's ghastly Win8.1. Will likely at some point have it lobotomized and have Win7 installed. Win8/8.1 are simply stupid for a real computer. I need true production work capability, which 8.1 seriously lacks. The typical work-arounds only address a small part of the problems inherent in it.
    I don't expect to much better from Win10. (Whatever happened to Win9?)
  15. sec_monkey

    sec_monkey SM Security Administrator

    0day vulns means zero day vulnerabilities. They are crtical unpatched vulnerabilities in the software.

    win 8/8.1 are awful

    win 9 became win10 they skipped that version number.

    "The mainstream support of Microsoft Windows 7 [ended Monday]."

    security updates will stop January 14, 2020
  16. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    In January 2020 I expect to have my hover craft like the Jetson's had.... we will be on MS 20 at that point... which will have an AI that basically reads your mind due to the brain implant. To send an email.... you just have to think it.....:eek:
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  17. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Direct brain-to-brain interface between humans improved

    A lot closer than you think......
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