- Patch Tuesday has been a monthly occurrence for the Windows OS for some years now.
- They bring new features, fixes for already existent ones, and much-needed security upgrades.
- To learn more about these important updates, visit our dedicated Patch Tuesday Hub.
- We've covered the WIndows OS extensively in the past. Read all about it in our Windows 10 section.
The second Tuesday of October is now here and that means that Microsoft will soon release its monthly batch of major updates called the Patch Tuesday Updates.
Like with the other previous 9 months, these updates are long-expected because they bring much-needed fixes to Windows 10.
However, the core of these updates is the security updates that come with them as well, especially the ones concerning CVEs for Microsoft and Adobe products.
Speaking of which, another highlight of this month is to see if the trend of the increasing number of CVEs continues, or if it has finally come to a stop.
What should users be expecting from this month’s updates?
A common trend in Patch Tuesday updates is the implementation of what has been in the testing phase within the Windows Insiders program.
Another trend is the fixing of new features that may have been implemented in the last round of Patch Tuesday updates.
All in all, here are some highlights of what has transpired over this past month with Microsoft and its products, and maybe you can get an idea of what’s to come during this month’s update:
- Microsoft warns against new ransomware attack on smartphones
- Edge”s Sleeping Tabs to significantly improve your RAM usage
- Windows 10 v2004 gains 10% usage share compared to August
- Latest Microsoft 365 update adds more phishing protection
- Still running Windows XP? Leaked source code is a red flag
- New Hyper-V integration in WSL 2 leads to traffic leaking
- Latest SQL Server update comes with reliability issues
Unfortunately, this is nothing more but guesswork until the updates actually hit live at 10 PM PST.
Keep in mind that the Patch Tuesday updates are important because of the added protective features that they bring.
That being said, if you aren’t a fan of updating your OS and have decided to pause your Windows Update feature, you should make an exception right now.
This is for your own protection, and it can prevent any damage and cyberattacks that usually follow during Exploit Wednesday and Uninstall Thursday.
Are you eager about what the latest updates will bring? Let us know what your expectations are by leaving us a message in the comments section below.