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Symantec Threat Intelligence Microsoft Patch Tuesday, 61 Vulnerabilities This month the vendor has patched 61 vulnerabilities, 17 of which are rated critical . To see the full list of patches the Symantec Threat Intelligence report can be found …Symantec Threat Intelligence – Microsoft Patch Tuesday, 61 Vulnerabilities

This month the vendor has patched 61 vulnerabilities, 17 of which are rated critical. To see the full list of patches the Symantec Threat Intelligence report can be found here: https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/microsoft-patch-tuesday-september-2018

Symantec advises people to follow these security best practices:

1. Install vendor patches as soon as they are available.
2. Run all software with the least privileges required while still maintaining functionality.
3. Avoid handling files from unknown or questionable sources.
4. Never visit sites of unknown or questionable integrity.
5. Block external access at the network perimeter to all key systems unless specific access is required.
6. Microsoft’s summary of the September 2018 releases can be found here:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance

This month’s update covers vulnerabilities in:

• Internet Explorer
• Microsoft Edge
• Microsoft Office
• .NET Framework
• Microsoft Windows
• Device Guard Code
• Hyper-V
• JET Database Engine
• Azure IoT SDK
• Lync for Mac
• ChakraCore
If you would to stay up to date on cyber security, please visit the Symantec Security Centre.

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