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  • Blog Post: July 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Many around the globe have been following the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ closely. Regardless of which country you are supporting, many folks have been impressed by the defensive display put on by keeper Tim Howard in a loss against Belgium. It was a great performance highlighting a strong defense...
  • Blog Post: The May 2014 Security Updates

    Today, we released eight security bulletins – two rated Critical and six rated Important – to address 13 Common Vulnerability & Exposures (CVEs) in .NET Framework, Office, SharePoint, Internet Explorer, and Windows. We encourage you to apply all of these updates, but for those who need...
  • Blog Post: Out-of-Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983

    At approximately 10 a.m. PDT, we will release an out-of-band security update to address the issue affecting Internet Explorer (IE) that was first discussed in Security Advisory 2963983. This update is fully tested and ready for release for all affected versions of the browser. The majority of customers...
  • Blog Post: The April 2014 Security Updates

    T. S. Elliot once said, “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” So as we put one season to bed, let’s start another by looking at the April security updates . Today, we release four bulletins to address...
  • 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: Advance Notification Service for the April 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    In celebration of spring’s onset, today we’re providing advance notification for the April 2013 release of nine bulletins; two Critical and seven Important. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer, and the seven Important-rated bulletins will...
  • 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: Security Bulletin Webcast Video, Questions and Answers – May 2009

    In the May 2009 security bulletin webcast, we addressed several questions relating to MS09-017 in addition to questions about WSUS and MBSA. For those questions that came in after we concluded the webcast, we have provided answers in the published Q&A which you can find here: http://blogs.technet...
  • 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: March Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hi everyone, Last week Adrian Stone and I conducted a webcast to cover the Internet Explorer out-of-band security bulletin release. We only spent a short period of timing on the presentation and then spent the rest of the time answering customer questions which you can read here . There were some interesting...
  • 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: 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: August 2010 Webcast and QA

    Hello, Today we published the Questions & Answers from the August 2010 Security Bulleting webcast . We answered a total of 17 questions concerning the March bulletins and open Security Advisories. No particular themes emerged from the questions but there were some good ones so please review them...
  • Blog Post: January 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Advance Notification for the January 2010 Security Bulletin Release It may be a new year but here in the Microsoft Security Response Center, it is business as usual. This month we have one bulletin addressing a single vulnerability in Windows. The vulnerability is critical on Windows 2000 and low...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for October 2010 Security Bulletin

    Hello - As part of our predictable monthly update process, we have released our Advance Notification Service (ANS) for the October Security Bulletins, which are scheduled for release Tuesday, October 12, 2010. ANS is a service that only Microsoft provides to assist customers in planning for the upcoming...
  • Blog Post: A live BlueHat Prize webcast and the August 2011 security updates

    Hello all. It has been very nearly a week since our BlueHat Prize contest announcement at Black Hat. Now that everyone’s had some time to digest the basics, we’ve asked Senior Security Strategist and chief BlueHat Prize architect Katie Moussouris to stop by the Trustworthy Computing studio...
  • Blog Post: September 2009 bulletin Release

    Advance Notification for the September 2009 Security Bulletin Release This month we will be releasing 5 security bulletins, all affecting Windows, and all with an aggregate severity rating of critical. As always, the target for release is the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC ...
  • Blog Post: October 2009 Security Bulletin Release

    Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for October 2009 This month, we released 13 new bulletins which address 33 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office. Since we published this information in our advance notification (ANS) last Thursday, we have been asked “is this...
  • Blog Post: January 2010 Security Bulletin Release

    Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for January 2010 Hi Everyone, We hope that 2010 is off to a good start for you. For our first bulletin release of the New Year, we have one Critical bulletin affecting all versions of Windows. The bulletin, MS10-001 , addresses one vulnerability in the...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification for Update to Address Security Advisory 2794220

    Today, we are providing Advance Notification to customers that at approximately 10 a.m. PST on Monday, January 14, 2013, we will release an out-of-band security update to fully address the issue described in Security Advisory 2794220. While we have still seen only a limited number of customers affected...