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Each month, Microsoft rolls out cumulative updates for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile. These updates usually come as part of the company’s monthly Patch Tuesday. Users were expecting February’s Patch Tuesday today, but Microsoft has decided to delay the release.

In a message posted by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) today, the company confirmed the delay. The message says that a late issue found in the release could compromise customers. Microsoft needs time to resolve the issue before sending it out.

“Our top priority is to provide the best possible experience for customers in maintaining and protecting their systems. This month, we discovered a last minute issue that could impact some customers and was not resolved in time for our planned updates today.

After considering all options, we made the decision to delay this month’s updates. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change to the existing plan.”

Microsoft did not say when the update will be released or whether Patch Tuesday will happen at all this month. Any release in February probably depends on how quickly Microsoft can fix the problem.

Windows 10 Mobile Issue

Yesterday it emerged that Windows 10 Mobile has a privacy issue where anybody can access photos and videos on a device. It is possible to bypass the Lock Screen and enter the Photos app without needing the pin code.

This worrying issue seems to be universal across production and preview builds aside from the latest Insider release.

Earlier today, it was reported that Microsoft would release a fix for this problem on Patch Tuesday. In the article, I speculated that this newly found problem was discovered too late for Microsoft to fix it by today.

It is possible the company has delayed Patch Tuesday to solve this problem. If not, Windows 10 Mobile users will be left waiting for a fix.