9 April 2014

Microsoft and Adobe have issued their regular monthly Patch Tuesday security updates addressing a range of important and critical vulnerabilities.

Affected products include Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Word, and Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Air.

For users of Windows XP or Office 2003, this is the final batch of updates that will be offered for these products. They will no longer be supported by Microsoft and are likely to be targeted by cyber criminals in the future. You should be moving to a newer operating system as soon as possible.

Microsoft offers a lot of good advice and suggestions on its website, including more detail on the risks of staying on XP, how you can change, and other FAQs.

Microsoft’s latest security bulletin is available on its website.

Adobe’s security bulletin is available on its website. You can also check the version of Flash you currently have. If you have more than one browser, you should update Flash for each of these.

You should update your systems as soon as possible.

More information

How to set automatic updates on your computer.

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.


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This information has been prepared by Enex TestLab for the Department of Communications ('the Department'). It was accurate and up to date at the time of publishing.

This information is general information only and is intended for use by private individuals and small to medium sized businesses. If you are concerned about a specific cyber security issue you should seek professional advice.

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