Microsoft’s known to release patches regularly, and when they’ve done so, you know you should get them installed. Even if it means they are not as critical as they should be, because eventually your computer would thank you for it (not literally, but still). But on a serious note, here are the six critical Microsoft patches that you should be aware of (and download):
This patch deals with the 13 noted vulnerabilities found in Microsoft Internet Explorer 11, replacing MS16-001. What you’ll also be expecting out of this update is that it would try to eliminate the possible remote code implementation situation of users visiting a specially-designed web page.
This patch deals with the six noted Microsoft Edge vulnerabilities including the situation where users open a specially-designed web page and activates a remote code. Apart from that, it also fixes the HTTPS security vulnerabilities and memory handling.
This patch is designed for the two noted susceptibilities in the Microsoft Windows PDF library where a remote code execution situation could arise if certain Microsoft PDF API calls are not properly addressed. Do note that this update only affects the latest operating Windows Systems, such as Windows 8x, Windows Server 2012 Rx and Windows 10.
This patch was made for the Windows Journal system that could cause a remote code execution circumstance if a user opens a specially-designed JNL file. The update applies to the current versions of Microsoft desktops and server platforms.
This patch deals with the seven noted susceptibilities in Microsoft Office. It’s rather vital since several issues relate to the RTF files and don’t need any user interaction for an attack on a vulnerable system. In other words, it means that an attacker can send you an email with an RTF attachment, and it doesn’t even need to be opened to compromise the system.
This update patch isn’t made toward any Microsoft-related product, but rather for Adobe Flash Player. What this update does is it deals with several security advisors, but it also changed how it handles third-party product updates. You should bear in mind that this isn’t really an update for Flash but an update for the patch process from Microsoft.
And these are the not-so-critical updates you should be installing too: