Microsoft Patches Security Holes in February Update

Microsoft has issued 12 security updates to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office and it’s Internet server software.

Some of the security patches issued have been speculated to close security holes in Microsoft’s flagship operating system Windows 7.  It is thought these updates will help prevent hackers from exploiting the operating system in an upcoming Pwn2Own contest slated to begin in early March.

Of the 12 Microsoft Updates, three were considered Critical, Microsoft’s most serious threat level.  The remaining nine Microsoft updates are considered important.

One of the Microsoft security updates addresses zero-day vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer which was apparently being exploited already by hackers.

It is recommended that users use the Microsoft Update or Windows Update services as part of their operating systems to install the latest security updates.