In case you weren’t aware, Microsoft tries to keep an update schedule when it comes to their security patches, which has been dubbed Patch Tuesday. This coming Tuesday will see one of the first major security updates for Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT (as well as some for Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, and Server 2008).

Five of the upcoming patches are flagged as critical, which means they will get installed automatically as long as your Automatic Updates are turned on. The updates that are flagged as important are optional and can be installed manually.

Internet Explorer 10 will also get its first security fix next Tuesday. Deemed critical, the patch plugs holes that could leave the PC vulnerable to certain malware and also applies to earlier versions of the browser, from IE6 through IE9.

Source: Microsoft TechNet