Microsoft has announced plans to release eight security updates on Tuesday, October 11 to patch 23 flaws in Windows, Internet Explorer and other products.

"Two of the eight updates, which Microsoft refers to as 'bulletins,' will be rated 'critical,' the most-serious threat ranking in its scoring system," writes Computerworld's Gregg Keizer. "The remaining six will be labeled 'important,' the next-most-severe tag."

"Most of the bulletins, including four of the six pegged as important, are to patch vulnerabilities that attackers could exploit to execute malicious code, and potentially commandeer the computer, the company acknowledged," Keizer writes.

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