Microsoft has sent out a advanced notification for six security updates it will be making available next Tuesday, December 12th, 2006. Though the notification does not indicate what will be patched, it will, we hope, include one for the most recent flaws. This will bring a total of 77 fixes or patches released thus far for 2006.

It is highly recommended that Windows users get the updates when they are released to maintain the security of their systems.

Microsoft goes on to say:

“As part of the monthly security bulletin release cycle, Microsoft provides advance notification to our customers on the number of new security updates being released, the products affected, the aggregate maximum severity and information about detection tools relevant to the update. This is intended to help our customers plan for the deployment of these security updates more effectively.”

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