Yesterday Microsoft released critical Microsoft Word and Windows updates. These updates patch security holes in Word and other Windows components. You should download and install these patches now.
Turn on automatic Windows updating: Windows Updates
More information on the Windows updates from ThreatPost: Microsoft Patches Critical Word Flaw; Certificate Key Length Changes are Official
Adobe Flash Updates
“Adobe has issued an update for its Flash Player software that fixes at least 25 separate security vulnerabilities in the widely-installed program. The company also pushed out a security patch for its Adobe AIR software.” – KrebsonSecurity
To install the update go to Adobe: Flash Player Download Center
Note: On the download page UNCHECK the box for “Free! McAfee Security Scan Plus.”
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