February, 2012

  • February 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast and Q&A

    Hello, Today we published the February Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded ten questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. Many of the questions centered on the .Net/Silverlight update MS12-016 . Click here to access the slide deck that appears in the webcast. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, March 14 at 11am PST (UTC -7), when we will go...
  • MSRC looks back at ten years, and the February 2012 bulletins

    Ever wondered where Update Tuesday bulletins come from, or what it’s like around Microsoft when a serious information-security situation arises? Or wondered who precisely is responsible for getting your monthly bulletin releases out the door? Update Tuesday, which brings us here today, is one of the most prominent results of that famous Bill Gates memo that put security at the center of Microsoft’s development and support efforts -- just over 10 years ago. We Trustworthy Computing...
  • ANS for February 2012, and some notes on SDL

    Hello. Today we’re releasing our advance notification for the February security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14. This month’s release includes nine bulletins addressing 21 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and .NET/Silverlight. As always, we recommend that customers review the ANS summary page for more information and prepare for the testing and deployment of these bulletins as soon as possible. We’ll release all nine...