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  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 3046015 released

    Today, we released Security Advisory 3046015 to provide guidance to customers in response to the SSL/TLS issue referred to by researchers as “FREAK” (Factoring attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys). Our investigation continues and we’ll take ...read more
  • Blog Post: November 2014 Updates

    Today, as part of Update Tuesday, we released 14 security updates – four rated Critical, nine rated Important, and two rated Moderate, to address 33 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer (IE), Office ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 3010060 released

    Today, we released Security Advisory 3010060 to provide additional protections regarding limited, targeted attacks directed at Microsoft Windows customers. A cyberattacker could cause remote code execution if someone is tricked into opening a maliciously ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2982792 released, Certificate Trust List updated

    Today, we are updating the Certificate Trust List (CTL) for all supported releases of Microsoft Windows to remove the trust of mis-issued third-party digital certificates. These certificates could be used to spoof content and perform phishing or man-in ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft releases Security Advisory 2974294

    Today, we released Security Advisory 2974294 to inform global customers about an update for the Microsoft Malware Protection Engine. This update addresses a privately disclosed issue and fixes a vulnerability that could allow a denial of service if the ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the April 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we provide advance notification for the release of four bulletins, two rated Critical and two rated Important in severity. These updates address issues in Microsoft Windows, Office and Internet Explorer. The update provided through MS14-017 fully ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2953095

    Today we released Security Advisory 2953095 to notify customers of a vulnerability in Microsoft Word. At this time, we are aware of limited, targeted attacks directed at Microsoft Word 2010. An attacker could cause remote code execution if someone was ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Service for the March 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we provide advance notification for the release of five bulletins for March 2014, two rated Critical and thee rated Important in severity. These updates address issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Silverlight. The update provided ...read more
  • Blog Post: Advance Notification Server for the March 2014 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we provide advance notification for the release of five bulletins for March 2014, two rated Critical and thee rated Important in severity. These updates address issues in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and Silverlight. The update provided ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2934088

    Today, we released Security Advisory 2934088 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer 9 and 10. Internet Explorer 6, 7, 8 and 11 are not affected. At this time, we are only aware of limited, targeted attacks against Internet Explorer 10. This ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2718704: Collision attack details, WU update rollout

    Today, as a part of our continuing phased mitigation strategy recently discussed , we have initiated the additional hardening of Windows Update . We’ve also provided more information about the MD5 hash-collision attacks used by the Flame malware ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues (Feb. 7, 2013)

    Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, this revision was released in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2887505

    Today we released Security Advisory 2887505 regarding an issue that affects Internet Explorer. There are only reports of a limited number of targeted attacks specifically directed at Internet Explorer 8 and 9, although the issue could potentially affect ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2896666

    Today we released Security Advisory 2896666 regarding an issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, Microsoft Office 2003 through 2010, and all supported versions of Microsoft Lync. We are aware of targeted attacks ...read more
  • Blog Post: Further insight into Security Advisory 2719615

    During our regular Update Tuesday bulletin cycle this week, we released Security Advisory 2719615 , which provides guidance concerning a remote code execution issue affecting MSXML Code Services. As part of that Advisory, we've built a Fix it workaround ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2798897 released, Certificate Trust List updated

    Hello, Today we released Security Advisory 2798897 to notify customers that we are aware of active attacks using a fraudulent digital certificate issued by TURKTRUST Inc. To help protect customers, we have updated the Certificate Trust List (CTL) to ...read more
  • Blog Post: It’s That Time of Year, For the December 2012 Bulletin Release

    Happy holidays! I hope everyone is enjoying the festive season. I like to get my holiday shopping done early, and this year was no exception. In the middle of my holiday shopping last week, as I passed my cash from one store to the next, I was reminded ...read more
  • Blog Post: The March 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    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 deployment: ...read more
  • Blog Post: Security Advisory 2755801 revised to address Adobe Flash Player issues

    Today we revised Security Advisory 2755801 to address issues in Adobe Flash Player in Internet Explorer 10, in conjunction with Adobe’s update process. Customers who have automatic updates enabled will not need to take any action because protections ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: The January 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

    Today as part of our monthly security bulletin release we have two bulletins addressing three vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Windows Server. This first bulletin is rated Important, while the second is rated Critical…. [ MSRC ] J.C. Hornbeck ...read more