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Microsoft Update Patches Dozens of Flaws

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Microsoft released an update bundle yesterday that fixes dozens of security vulnerabilities, several of which are considered critical.

Of the 55 vulnerabilities that are fixed in this update, three critical ones remove the ability of hackers to remotely take over a computer after a user has done as little as visiting a website.  41 of the updates fix vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, the web browser bundled with Microsoft operating systems.  

There's also a patch for Active Directory, the default authenticator for Windows networks used by many corporations.  This is a big threat, as it leaves millions of computers, from PCs to kiosks, open to remote hackers.