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Microsoft is currently running ludicrous ads on UK TV in which toy castles are built around user’s laptops — to demonstrate the company’s ‘commitment’ to security. Here’s what Microsoft’s commitment to security is really like.

Security firms have released patches for a critical loophole in Microsoft’s browser that leaves users open to attack.

The release pre-empts Microsoft which is not due to release a fix for the bug until 11 April.

The security firms said the patches were needed because hundreds of websites had been created to exploit the loophole.

So here’s Microsoft’s actual approach to security: “we take it so seriously that you will have to wait until our software-patch train comes round on its next scheduled delivery”.