[To celebrate my first year of programming I will ask a ‘stupid’ questions daily on my blog for a year, to make sure I learn at least 365 new things during my second year as a developer]
Yesterday I realized to my disappointment that I was pretty much unable to remote desktop to the new server, as the results were shown with delay, and the graphics rendered where beyond crap- and that’s bad. My husband asked me if I had run any updates lately, and he he ,- no I hadn’t. I had gotten quite good, and fast, at hitting the delay button- until I actually turned off the notifications. They never came at a good time. During the 100 updates being installed (yes,- and we only picked out the ones I needed/wanted) we started talking about updates. I asked if the updates were sent out on regular basis, and he said that yes, they have something called Patch Tuesday. I googled it, and learned the answer to that as well as another word.
Patch Tuesday: Microsoft releases security patches usually every second Tuesday each month, patches that are very important will be released immediately. Last update was July 10 and consisted of 9 updates correcting 16 issues (OS and software).
Exploit Wednesday: One the patches are released evil hackers will know about vulnerabilities, and since many don’t (like me – but not anymore) install the updates there’s an excellent opportunity to exploit this for malware authors
. This day has also been called Day Zero. (view comment)