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DoIT Security urges Windows patch

Posted: 2005-01-09 19:00:00   Expiration: 2006-01-19 19:00:00

Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on 2005-01-09 19:00:00. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

You may have seen or heard about the latest computer security exploit that attacks a vulnerability in the Windows Meta File (WMF) area of code in Windows operating systems. Microsoft released a new security update to address the vulnerability on January 5.

If you use a Windows desktop or laptop, you should download this patch immediately by visiting the Microsoft Windows Update Site with Internet Explorer and following the steps. If you have Automatic Updates enabled, the patch may have already been applied, in which case you will simply get a message saying no new patches are available at this time. If you’re unsure, it’s best to go to the Microsoft site above and check for updates.

If you are a part of a campus department that has its own system administrator, check with that person before downloading or applying new patches.

Updating your operating system patches and keeping anti-virus definitions up-to-date are important steps in maintaining both personal and campus IT security. To learn more, visit the Security Web Site.

-- DoIT Security