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  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Bulletin MS14-045 rereleased

    Every month for many years, we’ve released a number of updates focused on the continuous improvement of customers’ experiences with our technology. Historically, these updates happened at different times during the month, with the security ...read more
  • Blog Post: August 2014 Security Updates

    Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released nine security updates – two rated Critical and seven rated Important – to address 37 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in SQL Server, OneNote, SharePoint, .NET, Windows and Internet ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Update Released to Address Recent Internet Explorer Vulnerability

    Today, we released a security update to address the Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability first described in Security Advisory 2963983 . This security update addresses every version of Internet Explorer. While we’ve seen only a limited number ...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: 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 ...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: 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: Gadgets, certificate housekeeping and the July 2012 bulletins

    Before we dive into the July security updates, let’s change up the normal order and take a look at the two Security Advisories we are releasing today. One takes an exciting step into the future, while the other prepares us to take an equally important ...read more
  • Blog Post: The December bulletins are released

    Hello. As I previously mentioned in the Advance Notification Service blog post on Thursday, today we are releasing 13 security bulletins, three of which are rated Critical in severity, and 10 Important. These bulletins will increase protection by addressing ...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: 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: Update Tuesday overview for September 2012

    As I previously mentioned in the Advance Notification blog on Thursday, today we are releasing two security bulletins, both of which are rated Important. These bulletins will increase protection by addressing two unique vulnerabilities in the following ...read more
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the February 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the February Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 12 questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released, deployment tools, and update detection tools. We invite our ...read more
  • 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.” ...read more
  • Blog Post: Q&A from the October 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

    Hello, Today we published the October Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded eight questions across all bulletins. There was one question that we were unable to answer during the webcast due to time constraints, and we ...read more
  • Blog Post: September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the September 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . The majority of questions focused on Office bulletins, especially SharePoint Server ( MS13-067 ). We received multiple Office related questions that ...read more
  • Blog Post: A guide to exploit mitigations and the July 2011 security bulletin release

    Hello all -- Over the years we’ve often talked about exploit mitigations – DEP, ASLR, SEHOP and so forth – as effective tools for improving computer security, reducing risk, preventing attacks, and minimizing operational disruption ...read more
  • Blog Post: August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the August 2013 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . We fielded 13 questions on various topics during the webcast, with specific bulletin questions focusing primarily on Exchange Server ( MS13-061 ) and ...read more
  • Blog Post: Autorun-Related Malware Declines and the June 2011 Security Bulletin Release

    Hello there. First off, I’d like to share some news regarding the updates we made to the Autorun feature in Security Advisory 967940, which we released in February 2011. The advisory made changes to how Autorun handles “non-shiny” media ...read more
  • Blog Post: The October 2013 security updates

    This month we release eight bulletins – four Critical and four Important - which address 26 unique CVEs in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint, .NET Framework, Office, and Silverlight. For those who need to prioritize their deployment ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the February 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    We’re kicking off the February 2013 Security Bulletin Release with Advance Notification of 12 bulletins for release Tuesday, February 12. This release brings five Critical and seven Important-class bulletins, which address 57 unique vulnerabilities ...read more