IT managers can relax next week as Microsoft has confirmed it will not release any new security patches on 8 March.
Microsoft now releases security patches on the second Tuesday of every month, but this month the company has not found anything worth patching immediately.
In a notification on its TechNet website however, the software company said that there will be the usual security webcast on the Wednesday (9 March) following the second Tuesday, to discuss topical security issues.
Last month, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer avoided a security scare over phishing attacks that required rival browsers to issue patches.
The security hole affected all browsers that supported the Internationalised Domain Names (IDN) protocol, which IE does not support.