Microsoft swore it wasn’t going to update Windows XP, Windows 7, 8, practically anything below Windows 10, but it did it anyway. It was an unprecedented and rare move. This must have been one those vulnerabilities that affected the entire Windows ecosystem. The patch was necessary regardless of Microsoft’s business policy. Anyways, read more about it from an article in Tom’s Hardware.
WordPress just released version 2.0.7, ten days after releasing version 2.0.6. Why? Due to a security hole running certain versions of PHP. I just upgraded several WordPress installs the night before when I saw version 2.0.7 was out. Arg! I should have waited for a week or two. Version 2.2 will be out soon.