Microsoft will be releasing six sets of security patches on "Patch Tuesday" this week, of which four will fix critical flaws in the Windows operating system. A critical update is considered to be a flaw in which an attacker is able to remotely run unauthorized software on the victim's machine.
According to Microsoft, components affected by the critical updates are Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, as well as other core components of the operating system.
What is unusual is that Microsoft is revealing more details of this week's patches than it has in the past.
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Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.