Patch Tuesday fixes critical Bluetooth flaw in Windows 7

There are only four bulletins, but one of them is related to a critical flaw in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

By Tony Bradley, PC World |  Security, bluetooth, Microsoft

The reason the flaw only impacts Windows 7 and Windows Vista, and not legacy platforms like Windows XP, is that Windows XP doesn't have the underlying Bluetooth support that is the root of the problem. Although older OS platforms are generally more vulnerable and insecure, when a flaw impacts a newer technology that didn't even exist in the prior OS, the legacy platform is obviously not affected.

Jason Miller, Manager of Research and Development for VMware Security, stresses, "If you have mobile users working outside of your office, you will want to look at patching these machines as soon as possible."


Originally published on PC World |  Click here to read the original story.
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