Microsoft to Tackle Windows Security Threats

Microsoft doesn’t want some hacker taking control of your computer … and for that matter, you probably don’t want that to happen either.

The computing giant plans to address several security holes at its monthly “Patch Tuesday” event next week. (Microsoft holds these events on the second Tuesday of each month.)

The holes affect just about every version of the Windows operating system, including Vista, XP and Windows 2000, as well as Microsoft Small Business Accounting and more. The potential openings could allow a hacker to run code on your computer and take it over. That doesn’t sound good at all, does it?

Other fixes include adjustments to the Windows and Windows .NET Framework that are potentially vulnerable to denial-of-service attacks. It was a denial-of-service attack that paralyzed Twitter for a few hours Thursday.

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