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  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases Security Advisory 2963983

    Today, we released Security Advisory 2963983 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer. At this time, we are only aware of limited, targeted attacks. This issue allows remote code execution if users visit a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically occur by an attacker...
  • 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: 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 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: January 2012 ANS is released

    Hello. Today we’re releasing our advance notification for the January security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, January 10. This month’s release includes seven bulletins addressing eight vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Developer Tools And Software. As always...
  • 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: Advance Notification Service for the January 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    On behalf of all of us here at Microsoft, I’d like to wish everyone a very happy New Year! With 2013 starting on a Tuesday, our monthly bulletin release is upon us a bit earlier than usual. Next Tuesday we’ll release seven bulletins; two Critical and five Important, which address 12 vulnerabilities...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for October 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, four Critical and four Important, for October 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, .NET Framework and Windows. The Critical update for Internet Explorer will be a cumulative update...
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Feb. 26, 2013)

    Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8. This advisory revision was released in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections...
  • Blog Post: BlueHat Prize Q&A with Katie Moussouris

    Hi everyone, Black Hat this year was really great. We spent a lot of time talking to people and getting new perspectives on the security landscape and of course, we announced the BlueHat Prize contest. The reaction to the contest was outstanding. In fact, within the first 24 hours, we had already...
  • Blog Post: Update on Security Advisory 2269637

    Hi everyone, Since we released Security Advisory 2269637 on August 23, we've continued to conduct an investigation not only into our own affected products, but also into how we can best help to protect customers given DLL preloading also affects some third-party applications. We'd like to provide...
  • Blog Post: December 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A

    Hosts: Jonathan Ness, Security Development Manager, MSRC Jerry Bryant, Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing Communications Website: TechNet/Security Chat Topic: December 2011 Security Bulletin Release Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Q: Some of my users had issues with text being deleted...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637 Released

    Overview Today we released Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637 . This is different from other Microsoft Security Advisories because it's not talking about specific vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Rather, this is our official guidance in response to security research that has outlined a new...
  • Blog Post: August 2010 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello all. As part of our usual cycle of monthly updates, today Microsoft is releasing 14 security bulletins, addressing 34 vulnerabilities. Eight of those bulletins have a Critical severity rating, and we consider four of those to be high-priority deployments: MS10-052 This bulletin resolves a...
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Nov. 6, 2012)

    Today, in conjunction with Adobe’s update process, we have revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections will be downloaded and installed automatically...
  • Blog Post: December 2011 Bulletin Release Q&A and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we published the December Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded six questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. For more details on this month’s bulletins, click here...
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 17 questions, most concerning the Internet Explorer update and the re-releases of bulletins this month. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, January...
  • 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: Fix it for Security Advisory 2847140 is available

    We have updated Security Advisory 2847140 to include an easy, one-click Fix it to address the known attack vectors. The Fix it is available to all customers and helps prevent known attacks that leverage the vulnerability to execute code and should not affect your ability to browse the Web. Additionally...
  • 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: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2914486

    Today we released Security Advisory 2914486 regarding a local elevation of privilege (EoP) issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003. Windows Vista and later are not affected by this local EoP issue. A member of the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP) found this...
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for June 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello -- Today we’re releasing our advance notification for the June security bulletin release, which is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12. This month’s release includes 7 bulletins addressing 25 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Visual Basic for Applications, Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2794220

    Today, we released Security Advisory 2794220 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8. We are only aware of a very small number of targeted attacks at this time. This issue allows remote code execution if users browse to a malicious website with an affected browser. This would typically...