Microsoft Prepping Record Breaking Patch
Out of the 16 updates, Microsoft has labeled 4 of them as "Critical," 10 of them "Important," and 2 of them "Moderate." Most of the updates address threats related to Remote Code Execution, and several of them require a restart.
"I have a theory about the large October updates," said Andrew Storms, director of security operations for nCircle Security. "It's the year-end financial and retail push by most companies, which go into lockdown mode the last two months of the year, when they don't update their systems."
Despite the record breaking nature of this upcoming Patch Tuesday, this falls in line with Microsoft's update strategy. Larger updates typically land on even-numbered months as Redmond has taken to alternating big and small updates every month.