The dangers of your computer or device getting hacked is more real each and every single day, no doubt about it. Sony has had its hands full that’s for sure, and Microsoft wants to do everything within their power so that they will not suffer a similar fate in one way or another. In fact, Microsoft intends to issue a couple of bulletins for Patch Tuesday next week, with one of them being “critical” which affects Windows, while the other has an “important” rating for their widely used Office suite.
Among the affected software include Windows Server 2003, Server 2008, Office XP, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2004 for Mac and Office 2008 for Mac, at least that is what we know according to the advance notice.
The upcoming Patch Tuesday release comes after 17 bulletins which Microsoft issued in April, and Microsoft is also touted to alter their Exploitability Index. For the uninitiated, the Exploitability Index is a guide that provides relevant information to customers on just how likely a vulnerability is of being exploited.
Microsoft has mentioned that they will be publishing a couple of Exploitability Index ratings per vulnerability, with one of them targeting the most recent platform, while the other functions as an aggregate rating for all older versions of the software to make it easier for one to determine their risk levels at a glance.