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Security Update:Microsoft Released Their December 2016 Security Updates to Address 6 Critical and 6 Important Vulnerabilities

Status Type

Security Update

Date and Time

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 18:51

Reason

Security Update

Impact

Microsoft Users

 

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

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


AFFECTED SYSTEMS:

  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft .NET Framework
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Office Services and Web Apps
  • Microsoft Windows


WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
Some of these vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow an attacker to take control of your computer or disclose sensitive information.


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 December 2016 at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-dec.


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