Microsoft announced to deliver 10 security updates next week to patch serious bugs. Of the 10 updates, six will affect Windows, and one each will patch problems in Internet Explorer (IE), Word, Excel and Microsoft Office. Six of the 10 were marked "critical," Microsoft's highest threat ranking, while three were judged "moderate" and one as "important." The six critical updates will patch Windows (which gets two of the updates), IE, Word, Excel and Office. "The red flag is going to be [the] IE [update]." said Storms. "It's critical, it's on all versions [of Windows], and it's even critical in Vista for IE7 and IE8."