Microsoft releases out-of-band security


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Microsoft has released an emergency out-of-band security update today to fix two critical security issues — a zero-day vulnerability in the Internet Explorer scripting engine that has been exploited in the wild, and a Microsoft Defender bug.

The updates stand out because Microsoft usually likes to stay the course and only release security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. The company rarely breaks this pattern, and it’s usually only for very important security issues.

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