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Security Update:Microsoft Released August Updates to Address 5 Critical and 4 Important Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 16:52

Reason

Security Updates

Impact

Microsoft Software Users

 

WHAT HAPPENED?
Microsoft released their August 2016 updates to address 5 Critical and 4 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 August 2016 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-aug.


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Communications Platforms and Software
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Windows


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 August 2016 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-aug.


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