EFS Network Management - January 2016 Microsoft Security Updates

January 2016 Microsoft Security Updates


Microsoft has released 10 security updates that address vulnerabilities in Microsoft desktop and server operating systems, Office versions and other Microsoft software. Exploitation of some of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker to take control of an affected system.

EFS Network Management encourages users and administrators to check the Microsoft Security Bulletins MS16-001 through MS16-010.

Microsoft will release the latest security updates after the second Tuesday of January 12, 2016. These Microsoft security updates will patch issues that might allow an attacker or malicious code remote access to the system with full privileges.

These security updates will auto installed at a random time by Microsoft if the computer has been setup for auto updating. These security updates usually take place late at night to the servers and desktops and will occur over the next few days.

Please make sure to enable auto updates on all desktops. This will automatically install the critical security updates. Please check the systems for optional or recommended updates. Install those updates as well.

As with any software update there maybe issues. There are no known issues with the updates at this time of this posting.

If issues do arise, please reboot your desktop or server to see if it will self-heal and recover. If it does not recover please open a EFS Network Management Support Request and we will take a look at the issues.