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  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: The March 2014 Security Updates

    This month we release five bulletins to address 23 unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Silverlight. If you need to prioritize, the update for Internet Explorer addresses the issue first described in Security Advisory 2934088 , so it ...read more
  • Blog Post: A Look Into the Future and the January 2014 Bulletin Release

    In January, there are those who like to make predictions about the upcoming year. I am not one of those people. Instead, I like to quote Niels Bohr who said, “Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.” However ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: MBSA 2.3 and the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the November 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . The majority of questions focused on the ActiveX Kill Bits bulletin ( MS13-090 ) and the advisories. We also answered a few general questions that ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Predictions and the January 2013 Bulletin Release

    At the end of each year, some folks take a moment to jot down predictions about what the coming year has in store. I, on the other hand, do not do predictions. I am neither prognosticator, seer, fortune teller, prophet, clairvoyant, soothsayer, nor medium; ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: August 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello. Today we’re publishing the August 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded twelve questions focusing primarily on MS12-060 covering Windows Common Controls, MS12-052 regarding Internet ...read more
  • Blog Post: Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance

    Exploitability Index Improvements Now Offer Additional Guidance In October of 2008, Microsoft published its first Exploitability Index: a rating system that helps customers identify the likelihood that a specific vulnerability would be exploited within ...read more
  • Blog Post: Q&A from April 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the April Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 14 questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. There were two questions ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for July 2103 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of seven bulletins, six Critical and one Important, for July 2013. The Critical bulletins address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, .NET Framework, Silverlight, Internet Explorer and ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for December 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, we know it can also be the busiest time of the year. With that in mind, we’re providing advance notification that next Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, we’ll release seven security bulletins; five ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Out with the old, in with the April 2013 security updates

    Windows XP was originally released on August 24, 2001. Since that time, high-speed Internet connections and wireless networking have gone from being a rarity to the norm, and Internet usage has grown from 360 million to almost two-and-a-half billion users ...read more
  • Blog Post: April 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello again everyone, Pete Voss here, and as I previously mentioned in the Advanced Notification blog on Thursday, today we are releasing 17 security bulletins, nine of which are Critical, and eight rated Important. These bulletins will increase ...read more