Microsoft has released its August security bulletin summary detailing nine updates for widely used products such as Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. If you use any Microsoft products, you are advised to review the summary and apply any updates as required.
Updates close vulnerabilities in computer systems that remote attackers can otherwise use to gain access to systems or information (such as online banking details). A vulnerability is a weakness that can leave a computer and its systems open to attack. Attacks can be carried out a number of ways, including through malicious software (malware) such as viruses and spyware that can monitor a users’ activity on a computer and stop systems operating properly.