Windows 10 receives first security patch
Windows 10, Microsoft Edge covered in August’s Microsoft security bulletin
Two weeks after launch, Windows 10 has received its first ever security patch, as part of Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday security updates yesterday.
There were five bulletins in total for Windows 10, three of them deemed critical by Microsoft. There were patched for Microsoft Edge, the new default browser for Windows 10.
A critical rating means the patch should be done immediately.
Interestingly, in May Microsoft announced the end of its famous monthly “Patch Tuesday” with the arrival of Windows 10. With yesterday announcement, it seems this staple of PC security updates is here to stay.
Security watchers have generally given positive reviews to Windows 10 engineering as far as security is concerned. PC World quoted Wolfgang Kandek, chief technology officer for IT security firm Qualys who observed that around 40 percent of the generic Windows patches this month apply to Windows 10. By comparison, Windows 8 generated 60 percent of all the generic Windows patches then being issued in the first two months after that OS was released.
The other patches cover the whole gamut of Microsoft’s OS versions and software. See the entire bulletin here.