I want to highlight a story on CBSNews.com that's important to anyone using a newer version of the Windows operating system, which I know is many of you. It outlines the critical nature of four new patches designed to fix serious security flaws. Sure, it's a pain to restart your machine once these updates cycle through, but better safe than sorry. (These ones actually took less time to download than others in the past.)
This all comes on the heels of a fairly rare move by Microsoft last week to issue a patch outside the normal monthly schedule. That one dealt with a flaw in Vista and other Windows operating systems in handling animated cursor files. More at Microsoft's Security Bulletin site.