February, 2013

  • Advance Notification Service for the February 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    We’re kicking off the February 2013 Security Bulletin Release with Advance Notification of 12 bulletins for release Tuesday, February 12. This release brings five Critical and seven Important-class bulletins, which address 57 unique vulnerabilities. The Critical-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Exchange Software. The Important-rated bulletins address issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, .NET Framework, and Microsoft Server Software. Per our typical...
  • Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Feb. 7, 2013)

    Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, this revision was released in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who do not use automatic updates should apply the guidance in the advisory immediately using update management software, or by checking the Microsoft...
  • Baseball, Bulletins and the February 2013 Release

    Before we discuss this month’s release, I wanted to briefly touch on the big event happening this week. No, I’m not talking about the romantically-themed holiday on Thursday. I’m talking about the start of spring training and the return of baseball. There are a few things I am very passionate about and those who know me, know how much I love baseball. From playing, to coaching, to watching, it's how I spend most of my free time. Of course, those who know me also know I am passionate...
  • February 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the February 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 15 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Microsoft Internet Explorer ( MS13-009 ), VML ( MS13-010 ) and the update for Microsoft Exchange in MS13-012 . There were several questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer on air, and we have also answered those on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to...
  • Recent Cyberattacks

    As reported by Facebook and Apple , Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion. Consistent with our security response practices, we chose not to make a statement during the initial information gathering process. During our investigation, we found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations. We have no evidence of customer...
  • Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Feb. 26, 2013)

    Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. This advisory revision was released in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who do not use automatic updates should apply the guidance in the advisory immediately using update management software, or by checking the...