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Patch Tuesday demonstrates strength of Microsoft Edge browser security

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    It’s Patch Tuesday time again. Microsoft released a total of 12 new security bulletins this month, fixing a combined total of 49 separate vulnerabilities. There are eight ranked as Important, and four rated as Critical—including cumulative updates for Internet Explorer and the newer Microsoft Edge browser.

    “November sees a mix of remote code execution and elevation of privilege vulnerabilities enabling an attacker to gain the same rights as the user when the victim opens specially-crafted content, such as a web page, journal file or document containing embedded fonts,” explains Adam Nowak, active lead engineer with Rapid7. “These vulnerabilities affect Internet Explorer (7 and onwards), Edge, and Windows (Vista and onwards).”

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