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Critical security updates for Windows and Macintoshes

July 12, 2006

Microsoft released new patches for critical Windows and Microsoft Office security vulnerabilities on July 11, 2006.

All Windows PCs must be patched

All Macintoshes running MS Office must be patched

To patch your PC:

Click on the update icon on the taskbar (it is a globe or yellow shield with an exclamation point, depending on which version of Windows you're running).

If you do not have such an icon, run Windows Update by going to the site: http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com

All Office 2000 users should also go to the site:http://officeupdate.microsoft.com

After patching, you must reboot your PC in order for the patches to take effect.

If you are using Microsoft Office 2004 on a Macintosh, you should install the Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.2.5 Update: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx#Office2004

If you are using Microsoft Office v.X on a Macintosh, you should install the Microsoft Office v.X for Mac 10.1.7 update:http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx#OfficeX

Please contact help@cs.cmu.edu or call the SCS Help Desk (x8-4231) if you have questions or problems with applying these patches.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk