January, 2014

  • Antimalware Support for Windows XP and the January 2014 Security Bulletin Webcast and Q&A

    Today we’re publishing the January 2014 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We answered 16 questions in total, with the majority of questions focusing on the Dynamics AX bulletin ( MS14-004 ), the update for Microsoft Word ( MS14-001 ) and the re-release of the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 updates provided through MS13-081 . We also wanted to point out a new blog from the Microsoft Malware Protection Center (MMPC) detailing support antimalware support for Windows...
  • A Look Into the Future and the January 2014 Bulletin Release

    In January, there are those who like to make predictions about the upcoming year. I am not one of those people. Instead, I like to quote Niels Bohr who said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” However, I can say without a doubt that change is afoot in 2014. In February, usage of the MD5 hash algorithm in certificates will be restricted, as first discussed in Security Advisory 2862973 , and the update goes out through Microsoft Update on the 11th...
  • Advance Notification Service for the January 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we provide advance notification for the release of four bulletins for January 2014. All bulletins this month are rated Important in severity and address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, and Dynamics AX. The update provided in MS14-002 fully addresses the issue first described in Security Advisory 2914486 . We have only seen this issue used in conjunction with a PDF exploit in targeted attacks and not on its own. This only impacts customers using Windows XP or Server 2003 as more...