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March Critical Windows and Mac Security Patches

March 14, 2008

Microsoft released new patches for critical Microsoft Office vulnerabilities on March 11, 2008

* All Windows PCs 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 update at:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=95DCEB37-B35F-46DB- B280-DB0F3B298AA9

If you are using Microsoft Office 2008 on a Macintosh, you should install the update at:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8FE8C32A-6D7A-482B- 97C6-42562F089EE4

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