Patch Tuesday April 2022

Patch Tuesday April 2022: a hail of security showers for your small business.

Apple Bytes

Apple has been very quiet this month. Apple released patches March 31st for all their iThingys but nothing since then. Are they waiting for the 30th? Very odd.

App Bytes

How often do you check your phone apps for updates? Frequently vendors supply security and feature updates to their products. Check the app store on your phone and tablet for these updates.

Adobe Agony

Wouldn’t it be lovely if Adobe could release updates for Acrobat and Creative Cloud that didn’t cause havoc? Adobe patched Acrobat, Reader and Photoshop on April 12th. As usual these updates caused slow computers and reboots. Why can’t Adobe add a way to schedule updates to their products?

Google Chrome

Google released it’s third emergency patch for Chrome this year April 15th. Google didn’t release many details on the flaw which is hackers are exploiting. Google is waiting until most users have received the update automatically before providing more details.

Microsoft 365 and Windows Updates

Microsoft 365 (previously known as Office 365) released updates on April 12th. Besides updates for the entire suite, Excel received two important security updates. More details here.

There are also big changes coming to Microsoft 365 pricing. See my blog about Microsoft 365 Changes.

Microsoft also released updates for Windows and Windows Server. Hackers are exploiting weaknesses in Windows Server Message Block (SMB) and Network File System (NFS) and Remote Procedure Call (RPC). Yes, your business uses those features.

More details about Microsoft and Adobe security updates here.

An ounce of patching is cheaper than a pound of hacking.