I got an email at work yesterday saying I needed to update all my Windows machines. I did so and it seemed like there were a LOT of updates. I updated my boxes at my “home” in the Seattle area and had James (who is staying with me until he can move into his new apartment tomorrow) do the same. It turns out there were a very large number of updates released by Microsoft yesteday and a lot of them were for security vulnerabilities.
The vulnerabilities being fixed makes them known to attackers. If you haven’t updated your computer after the fixes have been released then you are, in most cases, more vulnerable than before they were released. Update your computer now.