....If you go to https://askwoody.com/ms-defcon-system/ you will see Woody currently has his MS Patch Recommendation at MS-DEFCON 2 (i.e., Patch reliability is unclear. Unless you have an immediate, pressing need to install a specific patch, don't do it).
.... There is no header that indicates which patch is being rated. I am guessing that it updates the rating after each new Patch Tuesday. Is that right?
Woody Leonhard's MS Patch Recommendation at https://askwoody.com/ms-defcon-system/ changes throughout the month. It was initially raised to MS-DEFCON-1 on 12-Oct-2017 (see his article MS-DEFCON 1: Patches failing at a phenomenal rate) and will be lowered to MS-DEFCON-3 or MS-DEFCON-4 later in the month when he feels it's safe for most users to go ahead and install the October 2017 Patch Tuesday updates.
This MS-DEFCON system is only meant to be a general guide for Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 users that gives them a simple way to gauge the overall reliability of the Patch Tuesday updates. At the current MS-DEFCON-2, he still recommends that users go ahead and install individual security updates that patch vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited (e.g., like the 17-Oct-2017 KB4049179 security update for Adobe Flash for IE11 delivered via Windows Update for Win 8.x and 10 users).
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Edited by lmacri, 19 October 2017 - 07:42 AM.