Security Bits — 22 January 2023 (Just Bart)

Feedback & Followups

❗ Action Alerts

  • Patch Tuesday has been and gone, so be sure to patch your Microsoft & Adobe stuff —… &…
    • One of the Windows vulnerabilities is being exploited in the wild
    • Windows 7 extended support finally comes to an end, no matter how much you pay Microsoft, these will be the last Windows 7 updates you ever get!
    • Windows 8.1 gets its last ever updates (there’s no extended support being offered), if you’re still using it, upgrade now! (it ended on my birthday 🙂)

Worthy Warnings

Notable News

Interesting Insights

Palate Cleansers


When the textual description of a link is part of the link it is the title of the page being linked to, when the text describing a link is not part of the link it is a description written by Bart.

Emoji Meaning
🎧 A link to audio content, probably a podcast.
A call to action.
flag The story is particularly relevant to people living in a specific country, or, the organisation the story is about is affiliated with the government of a specific country.
📊 A link to graphical content, probably a chart, graph, or diagram.
🧯 A story that has been over-hyped in the media, or, “no need to light your hair on fire” 🙂
💵 A link to an article behind a paywall.
📌 A pinned story, i.e. one to keep an eye on that’s likely to develop into something significant in the future.
🎩 A tip of the hat to thank a member of the community for bringing the story to our attention.

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