Patch Tuesday for September 2016

Microsoft’s contribution to our monthly headache is fourteen updates for their flagship software (Windows, Office, Edge, and Internet Explorer). Seven of the updates are classified as Critical. Over sixty separate vulnerabilities are addressed by these updates. One of the updates is for the version of Adobe Flash embedded in Internet Explorer 10 and 11, and Edge.

Not wanting to be left out, Adobe once again brings its own pile of patches to the table. Flash includes fixes for at least twenty-six vulnerabilities. Google Chrome will update itself with the new Flash, and Internet Explorer 10 and 11, and Edge, get the new Flash via the update mentioned above. For all other browsers, simply visit the main Flash page to check your Flash version and update it as needed.

About jrivett

Jeff Rivett has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. His first computer was an Apple II+, built by his father and heavily customized. Jeff's writing appeared in Computist Magazine in the 1980s, and he created and sold a game utility (Ultimaker 2, reviewed in the December 1983 Washington Apple Pi Journal) to international markets during the same period. Proceeds from writing, software sales, and contract programming gigs paid his way through university, earning him a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) degree at UWO. Jeff went on to work as a programmer, sysadmin, and manager in various industries. There's more on the About page, and on the Jeff Rivett Consulting site.

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