Patch Tuesday Delivers 12 Critical Updates to XP Users, Vista Gets NO CRITICAL UPDATES!

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  • Written on: February 18th, 2007

Last Tuesday was patch Tuesday – the monthly event that rolls around the second Tuesday of each month where Microsoft releases security fixes for its products. If you are running windows XP and have not already done so, you should check out target=”blank”>Windows Update and get the 12 critical update you need for your computer.

But if you are running Windows Vista, you will be pleased to know that there were no critical updates for your operating system at all. In fact, a new toy is available for Vista Ultimate Users who update!


There is some debate as to whether the vulnerability addressed in MS07-010 actually affects Vista or not.

That article deals with a security flaw in Windows Defender, the anti-malware program that comes standard with Windows Vista. Some are arguing that the Defender hole is a hole in Vista, while others believe Defender is a stand alone product that should not fall on Vista’s shoulders.

In my opinion, either way you look at it 1 security update instead of 12 is a big step in securing the Windows operating system. No wonder some attackers are looking to pick on less policed programs like Adobe Acrobat!

  1. Josh the Aspie said on February 19th, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    So what exactly was that new toy that was available to Vista users?

    Logically, just because there are less security updates for Vista doesn’t necessarily mean there are fewer holes, just that fewer holes are being patched…

    But practically, if they know about the holes and know how to fix them, they’ve probably released some fixes.

    Still, Vista is new, so hackers have had less time with it.

    If there are still this few exploits for Vista when it’s first service pack comes as a standard install on their installation DVDs, it’ll be a relatively secure install.

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