Microsoft’s revised Patch Tuesday: For better or worse?

by Fred Donovan
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix Pen Testing & Audits vulnerabilities

Microsoft is revamping its decade-old Patch Tuesday process for updating older Windows operating systems. Instead of releasing individual security patches for these systems — Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 — Microsoft will begin bundling patches into a single update known as a “rollup.” The change is designed to simplify the patching process for those operating systems, making it more likely that IT teams will fix security holes in these systems. This should head off a number of potential problems with selective patching of computers, including sync and dependency errors and lower update quality, increased testing complexity and scan times, and difficulties finding and applying the right patches.