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  • 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: 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...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the January 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the January Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded five questions on various topics during the webcast. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, February 9th at 11am PST (-8 UTC), when we will go into detail...
  • Blog Post: A guide to exploit mitigations and the July 2011 security bulletin release

    Hello all -- Over the years we’ve often talked about exploit mitigations – DEP, ASLR, SEHOP and so forth – as effective tools for improving computer security, reducing risk, preventing attacks, and minimizing operational disruption. Today we’re releasing a user’s guide...
  • Blog Post: January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded 17 questions focusing on Security Update MS13-088 , and SecurityAdvisory 2794220 which was deprecated by this update release. All questions and answers are...
  • Blog Post: September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . The majority of questions focused on Office bulletins, especially SharePoint Server ( MS13-067 ). We received multiple Office related questions that were very similar in nature, so the questions have...
  • Blog Post: Exploitability Index Improvements & Advance Notification Service for May 2011 Bulletin Release

    Hello everyone, Today we are announcing changes to Microsoft’s Exploitability Index. Since October 2008, we have used the Exploitability Index to provide customers with valuable exploitability analysis for our security bulletins, and starting Tuesday this information will become even more...
  • Blog Post: The December bulletins are released

    Hello. As I previously mentioned in the Advance Notification Service blog post on Thursday, today we are releasing 13 security bulletins, three of which are rated Critical in severity, and 10 Important. These bulletins will increase protection by addressing 19 unique vulnerabilities in Microsoft products...
  • Blog Post: November 2012 Bulletin Release

    Security Updates Today we released six security bulletins to help protect our customers - four Critical, one Important, and one Moderate – addressing 19 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Shell, Windows Kernel, Internet Explorer, Internet Information Services (IIS), .NET Framework, and Excel...
  • Blog Post: April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the April 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded nine questions during the webcast, with almost half of those focused on the Remote Desktop Client bulletin ( MS13-024 ). One question that was not answered on air has been included on the Q&A...
  • Blog Post: February 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello all -- Today, as part of our monthly security bulletin release, we have 12 bulletins addressing 22 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, and IIS (Internet Information Services). Three bulletins are rated Critical, and these are the bulletins we recommend for priority...
  • Blog Post: The October 2013 security updates

    This month we release eight bulletins – four Critical and four Important - which address 25* unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, .NET Framework, Office, and Silverlight. For those who need to prioritize their deployment planning, we recommend focusing on MS13-080, MS13...
  • Blog Post: December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we’re publishing the December 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded five questions focusing primarily on Microsoft Word and the Office compatibility pack in MS12-079 . All questions are included on the Q&A page. We invite...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the 1024-bit world and the October security updates

    As previously mentioned in the Advance Notification blog on Thursday, today we’re releasing seven bulletins, one Critical-class and six Important-class bulletins. Before we discuss those releases, let’s take a closer look at the Security Advisories we also released today. Security Advisory...
  • Blog Post: March 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the March 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Internet Explorer ( MS13-021 ), SharePoint ( MS13-024 ) and the update for Kernel-Mode...