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Security Update:Microsoft Releases January 2016 Updates to Address 9 Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 12:09

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Microsoft Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Microsoft released their January 2016 updates to address 6 Critical and 3 Important vulnerabilities in various Microsoft products.

Advanced Users: For a complete description of the security enhancements and affected software refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2016 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-jan.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Visual Basic



WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Some of these vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow an unauthorized individual to take control of your computer.


HOW DO I PROTECT MY COMPUTER?
Update your software

  1. If you are supported by ITFS or have different IT support, no action on your part is required.
  2. If you do not have IT support or they do not support your computer, refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for January 2016 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-jan.



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