So November marks a big month for Microsoft security patches. A total of 16 security patches were released that cover vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, and Office. Five of the patches are rated as critical, which means the bugs they are fixing could allow attackers to execute code from a remote location to access and take control of a computer. So without these patches, a user could open up a malicious webpage or email attachment and it could infect their computer. There are nine other patches labeled as important and two as moderate, which all should be installed. Patches should always be tested before being deployed across all company computers, something of which is completed for all our Secure IT and Prevent IT program customers.