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  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin MS14-045 rereleased

    Every month for many years, we’ve released a number of updates focused on the continuous improvement of customers’ experiences with our technology. Historically, these updates happened at different times during the month, with the security-specific ones occurring on the second Tuesday of...
  • Blog Post: August 2014 Security Updates

    Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released nine security updates – two rated Critical and seven rated Important – to address 37 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in SQL Server, OneNote, SharePoint, .NET, Windows and Internet Explorer (IE). We encourage you to apply all of these...
  • Blog Post: Security Update Released to Address Recent Internet Explorer Vulnerability

    Today, we released a security update to address the Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability first described in Security Advisory 2963983 . This security update addresses every version of Internet Explorer. While we’ve seen only a limited number of targeted attacks, customers are advised to install...
  • Blog Post: Certificate Trust List update and the June 2012 bulletins

    For Update Tuesday we’re releasing seven security bulletins – three Critical-class and four Important – addressing 26 unique CVEs to further improve the security postures of Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Dynamics AX, Microsoft Lync, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. In addition...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for August 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we're providing advanced notification on the release of nine bulletins, five Critical and four Important, for August 2012. The five Critical security bulletins are addressing ten vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Exchange, SQL Server, Server Software, and Developer Tools...
  • Blog Post: Strength, flexibility and the March 2012 security bulletins

    Hello. Today we’re releasing six security bulletins – one Critical-class, four Important and one Moderate – addressing seven issues in Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, and Expression Design. We recommend that customers focus on MS12-020, our sole critical-class bulletin, as the March...
  • Blog Post: August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Exchange Server ( MS13-061 ) and Windows Kernel ( MS13-063 ). There were 3 additional...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the October 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the October Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded eight questions across all bulletins. There was one question that we were unable to answer during the webcast due to time constraints, and we have included all questions and answers on the Q&A...
  • Blog Post: Internet Explorer Fix it available now; Security Update scheduled for Friday

    Earlier this week, an issue impacting Internet Explorer affected a small number of customers. The potential exists, however, that more customers could be affected. As a result, today we have released a Fix it that is available to address that issue. This is an easy, one-click solution that will help...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft security updates and the Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework

    As a part of the Industry Consortium for Advancement of Security on the Internet (ICASI), Microsoft is pleased to present an initial set of monthly security updates – originally released on May 8 – in the consortium’s newly established Common Vulnerability Reporting Framework (CVRF...
  • Blog Post: Evolving Response and the March 2013 Bulletin Release

    As my career in security response has grown over the years, I am often reminded of the words of Italian author Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa , who stated, “If we want everything to remain as it is, it will be necessary for everything to change.” There are some things that we wish to stay the...
  • Blog Post: June 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the June 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded three questions during the webcast, with specific questions focusing primarily on Windows Print Spooler ( MS13-050 ), Microsoft Office ( MS13-051 ), and the security advisory addressing digital...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the February 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the February Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 12 questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from May 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the May Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded twelve questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released and the Malicious Software Removal Tool. There were two questions during the webcast that we were unable to answer...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the March 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the March Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded five questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast...
  • Blog Post: March 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello all -- Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have three bulletins addressing four vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office. One bulletin is rated Critical, and this is the bulletin we recommend for priority deployment: MS11-015 . This bulletin resolves...
  • Blog Post: October 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we published the October Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded five questions focusing primarily on Security Advisory 2661254 addressing trust certificates with RSA keys less than 1024 bit key lengths. One additional question was answered...
  • Blog Post: January 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello - Today as part of our monthly security bulletin release we have two bulletins addressing three vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. This first bulletin is rated Important, while the second is rated Critical. MS11-001 . This bulletin resolves one reported issue rated...
  • Blog Post: Q&A From the August 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the August Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded six questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released and the Malicious Software Removal Tool. There was one question that we were unable to answer during the webcast...
  • Blog Post: Gadgets, certificate housekeeping and the July 2012 bulletins

    Before we dive into the July security updates, let’s change up the normal order and take a look at the two Security Advisories we are releasing today. One takes an exciting step into the future, while the other prepares us to take an equally important step away from the past. Security Advisory...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for September 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    In celebration of kids heading back to school, today we’re providing advance notification for the release of 14 bulletins, four Critical and 10 Important, for September 2013. The Critical updates address issues in Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint and Windows. As always, we’ve scheduled...
  • Blog Post: Update Tuesday overview for September 2012

    As I previously mentioned in the Advance Notification blog on Thursday, today we are releasing two security bulletins, both of which are rated Important. These bulletins will increase protection by addressing two unique vulnerabilities in the following Microsoft products: MS12-061 (Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: July 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the July 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded 10 questions covering all updates. All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next scheduled webcast on Wednesday, August...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Autorun-Related Malware Declines and the June 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello there. First off, I’d like to share some news regarding the updates we made to the Autorun feature in Security Advisory 967940, which we released in February 2011. The advisory made changes to how Autorun handles “non-shiny” media (eg., USB thumb drives). The change was expected...