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Patched Windows Bug Will Be Danger For Months
Although Microsoft pushed out a patch early to fix a major bug and even recommended that enterprises deploy it immediately, the underlying vulnerability will continue to haunt Windows users for the next six to eight months, a security professional said Friday.
"When I spoke to a number of customers and asked if the current situation warranted an out of band release of the update, they said yes," wrote Mike Nash, vice president for security business, on the Microsoft Security Research Center (MSRC) blog late Thursday.
Nash went on to recommend that enterprises roll out the fix as soon as they're able.
"You should deploy the update as soon as is feasible. Put it through your testing process and get it deployed. If it were my decision, I would move up [your] schedule. That is what we are doing in our IT operation here at Microsoft," he wrote.
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