Microsoft Had Fewer Bugs to Patch in 2012

Security researchers claim Microsoft has improved security this year

Microsoft has managed to make its products a bit more secure in 2012, as the company had fewer bugs to patch this year as compared to the previous 12 months.

Paul Henry, security and forensic analyst at Lumension, told eSecurityPlanet that the Redmond-based technology giant released a total of 83 security updates this year, while in 2011 the company rolled out no less than 100 updates.

Still, the company had to patch 35 critical vulnerabilities in 2012, while in 2011 only 34 such bugs were found. The overall number of important security bulletins fell from 63 in 2011 to only 46 this year.

Microsoft released the last Patch Tuesday updates of the year on December 11, with fixes aimed at Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 and the Office suite.

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