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Experts question Windows patch policy

Microsoft plans to make available a series of security patches Tuesday in line with its new policy of releasing patches on a monthly basis. The company announced its shift to a monthly patching cycle as a part of a new security initiative unveiled at its Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans last month. Microsoft said it was introducing the new schedule to ease the burden on systems administrators struggling with the frequency of security updates. Industry sources anticipate the disclosure of multiple vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system. However, security professionals have avoided giving Microsoft’s policy shift the thumbs-up, saying the effect is likely to be neutral. Greg Shipley, co-founder and chief technology officer of U.S.-based security company Neohapsis, said the new policy will actually make some things harder. Full Story

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