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August, 2011

  • Windows Update Clients Unable to Receive Updates with Error 8024402C

    Here’s a heads up on yet another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki that was written by Yuri Diogenes.  This one talks about one way you can fix an issue where Windows Update clients are receiving a 8024402C error when checking for updates...
  • Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2607712

    Today we’re releasing Security Advisory 2607712 , to address at least one fraudulent digital certificate issued by DigiNotar , a root certificate authority. DigiNotar has since revoked the digital certificate. This is not a Microsoft security vulnerability;...
  • Advance Notification Service for the August 2011 Bulletin Release

    Hello all. Before we look at next week’s bulletin release, we’d like to recommend – for those of you who missed it in the run-up to this year’s Black Hat conference – the third annual Microsoft Security Response Center Progress...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Best Practices for Securing WSUS with SSL

    Here’s another great article I found while I was checking out what was new over on the TechNet Wiki this morning. This one was written by Travis Plunk and discusses the best practices for securing WSUS with SSL: One of the questions that always come up...
  • Looking for an Anti-Virus exclusion list? Here’s your one-stop shop

    Security is something that is at the top of everyone’s mind, but what if your A/V software actually causes an issue with some of the software you’re running?  If that’s the case then there’s probably an exclusion you need to make to keep things safe...
  • Fixing “File cert verification failed” errors in WSUS

    Here’s a heads up on a nice article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today. This is one written by Microsoft’s own Yuri Diogenes and it talks about some potential causes for an issue where WSUS syncing fails and a “File cert verification failed” message...
  • NOW LIVE: The Microsoft TechNet Gallery

    As many of you probably already know, for a long time the Script Repository (a special-purpose gallery) has been an engine of great content and community engagement on TechNet.  Well starting last week it was upgraded significantly and launched as...
  • Guidance about WSUS on a Domain Controller

    Here’s a heads up on another cool article I found over on the TechNet Wiki today. This is another one written by Microsoft’s own Yuri Diogenes and it talks about all the things you need to be aware of if you decide to place a WSUS server on a DC: A common...