Podcast: Symantec researcher on biggest Patch Tuesday ever

Larry Magid talks with Ben Greenbaum, senior research manager for Symantec Security Response, about Microsoft's biggest ever Patch Tuesday

Tuesday was the biggest Patch Tuesday ever as Microsoft released 13 bulletins for 34 vulnerabilities. But just because Microsoft issues patches, does that mean that users should apply them? Yes, says Ben Greenbaum, senior research manager for Symantec Security.

Greenbaum said that these patches impacted many Microsoft products, including Windows 7 that isn't even out yet.

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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