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  • Blog Post: January 2015 Updates

    Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released eight security updates – one rated Critical and seven rated Important in severity, to address eight unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows. We encourage you to apply all of these updates. For more information about...
  • Blog Post: December 2014 Updates

    Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released seven security updates – three rated Critical and four rated Important in severity, to address 24 unique Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office and Exchange. We encourage you to apply all...
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin MS14-068 released

    Today, we released an out-of-band security update to address a vulnerability in Kerberos which could allow Elevation of Privilege. This update is for all supported versions of Windows Server and includes a defense-in-depth update for all supported versions of Windows. We strongly encourage customers...
  • Blog Post: Out-of-band release for Security Bulletin MS14-068

    On Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at approximately 10 a.m. PST, we will release an out-of-band security update to address a vulnerability in Windows. We strongly encourage customers to apply this update as soon as possible, following the directions in the security bulletin. More information about...
  • Blog Post: October 2014 Updates

    Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released eight security updates – three rated Critical and five rated Important - to address 24 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in Windows, Office, .NET Framework, .ASP.NET, and Internet Explorer (IE). We encourage you to apply all of these updates...
  • Blog Post: The September 2014 Security Updates

    Today, as a part of our regular Update Tuesday process, we released four security bulletins – one rated Critical and three rated Important in severity – to address 42 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework, and Lync Server. We...
  • 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: November 2009 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

    Advance Notification for the November 2009 Security Bulletin Release To help customers plan and prioritize for this month’s security updates, we wanted to let you know that we will be releasing 6 bulletins (three critical and three important) addressing 15 vulnerabilities, affecting Windows and Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Customer Protections for May 2013

    Today, we are releasing 10 bulletins, addressing 33 vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Before we get into the details, we wanted to first let our enterprise customers know about a change in how we’re communicating technical details within our security advisories. Starting today, customers will...
  • Blog Post: MS10-025 Re-Release Ready

    Hi everyone – I’m Carlene Chmaj, new to the Security Response team and here to tell you that the re-release of MS10-025 is available. Again, this only affects those with Windows 2000 Servers in a non-default configuration with Windows Media Services installed . All customers with this configurartion...
  • Blog Post: July 2009 Advance Notification

    Advance Notification for the July 2009 Security Bulletin Release Our Advance Notification was published today and indicates that next Tuesday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. PDT (UTC -8), we will be releasing a total of 6 security bulletins consisting of: · Three Critical updates affecting Windows. ...
  • Blog Post: Monthly Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A - November 2009

    Hosts: Adrian Stone, Senior Security Program Manager Lead Jerry Bryant, Senior Security Program Manager Lead Website: TechNet/security Chat Topic: November 2009 Security Bulletin Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Q: It looks like MS09-063 is only vulnerable to attacks via the local subnet...
  • Blog Post: September 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we published the September Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded thirteen questions, focusing primarily on MS12-061 , covering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server; MS12-062 , affecting System Center Configuration Manager; and Security...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the October 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the October 2010 Security Bulleting webcast Questions & Answers page . The October release included 16 security updates, four rated Critical, ten rated Important, and two rated Moderate to address 49 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet...
  • Blog Post: May 2009 Bulletin Release

    Summary of Microsoft’s monthly security bulletin release for May 2009. Today we released one security bulletin, MS09-017 , affecting our PowerPoint products. This update addresses several vulnerabilities including the issue described in Microsoft Security Advisory 969136 . In that advisory, we noted...
  • Blog Post: Authenticity and the November 2013 Security Updates

    If you haven't had a chance to see the movie Gravity , I highly recommend you take the time to check it out. The plot moves a bit slowly at times, but director Alfonso Cuaron's work portrayal of zero gravity is worth the ticket price alone. Add in stellar acting and you end up with an epic movie that...
  • Blog Post: September 2010 Security Bulletin Release

    Hi everyone, With this month's bulletin release, I want to highlight the great work done through our partnerships in the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). MAPP represents our commitment to community based defense and a shared sense of responsibility to help protect the computing ecosystem...
  • Blog Post: December 2009 Security Bulletin Release

    Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for December 2009 As noted in our Advance Notification ( ANS ) last Thursday, for the December bulletin release we issued six security bulletins addressing 12 vulnerabilities. Affected products include Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Microsoft Office...