The January Patch Tuesday update cycle was without any security bulletins rated Critical. It was also the first month in a long time without any fixes for Internet Explorer.
But while the browser is again not called into action this time, Redmond is ready to released security updates labeled Critical tomorrow — February 11 is the day when this month’s Patch Tuesday start flying out to Windows powered machines and devices.
According to the company’s Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2014, the critical updates will be aimed at fixing vulnerabilities in Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, Windows RT and RT 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2.
Along with these operating systems, Microsoft Forefront Protection 2010 for Exchange Server is also in on the action in this month’s cycle of fixes.
The three Important updates also clean things up in all the currently supported version of Windows, including the fan favorite Windows XP, making it one of the final updates for the old operating system.
The company has not provided elaborate details on what exactly it plans to fix with these patches in order to keep critical information away from hackers and cybercriminals, and keep users safe.
But as is usually the case, we should have more information tomorrow, along with details on whether Microsoft has planned some firmware improvements for Surface tablet owners.