Microsoft Plans Emergency Windows Patch for Monday August 2nd

Microsoft stated they will issue an emergency patch for the critical Windows shortcut bug on Monday, Aug. 2.  The patch is set to be released on Monday at around 10 a.m. California time.  The news of this vulnerability surfaced 2 weeks ago and with an of attackers trying to exploit this vulnerability, Microsoft has taken an out-of-band approach to fix the problem.  To date SecurityOrb.com has learned a few companies were comprimised by this bug.

Additional information on this subject can be found below:

Computer World

PC Mag

Information Week

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