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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: The September 2014 Security Updates

    Today, as a part of our regular Update Tuesday process, we released four security bulletins – one rated Critical and three rated Important in severity – to address 42 Common Vulnerabilities & Exposures (CVEs) in Microsoft Windows, Internet ...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: 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: Out-of-Band Release to Address Microsoft Security Advisory 2963983

    At approximately 10 a.m. PDT, we will release an out-of-band security update to address the issue affecting Internet Explorer (IE) that was first discussed in Security Advisory 2963983. This update is fully tested and ready for release for all affected ...read more
  • 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: September 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we published the September Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded thirteen questions, focusing primarily on MS12-061 , covering Visual Studio Team Foundation Server; MS12-062 , affecting ...read more
  • Blog Post: Omphaloskepsis and the December 2013 Security Update Release

    There are times when we get too close to a topic. We familiarize ourselves with every aspect and nuance, but fail to recognize not everyone else has done the same. Whether you consider this myopia, navel-gazing, or human nature, the effect is the same ...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: Advance Notification for Update to Address Security Advisory 2794220

    Today, we are providing Advance Notification to customers that at approximately 10 a.m. PST on Monday, January 14, 2013, we will release an out-of-band security update to fully address the issue described in Security Advisory 2794220. While we have still ...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: 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: 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: Certificate Trust List update and the June 2012 bulletins

    For Update Tuesday we’re releasing seven security bulletins – three Critical-class and four Important – addressing 26 unique CVEs to further improve the security postures of Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Dynamics AX, Microsoft ...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: January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Today we’re publishing the January 2013 Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page . During the webcast, we fielded 17 questions focusing on Security Update MS13-088 , and SecurityAdvisory 2794220 which was deprecated by ...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: 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 ...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: KB2839011 Released to Address Security Bulletin Update Issue

    We are aware that some of our customers may be experiencing difficulties after applying security update 2823324 , which we provided in security bulletin MS13-036 on Tuesday, April 9. We’ve determined that the update, when paired with certain third ...read more
  • 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: June Advance Notification Service and 10 Immutable Laws Revisited

    Before we get into this month’s release, we wanted to alert you to updates to a document that’s been central to much of how Microsoft thinks about security. Ten years ago, Microsoft penned the “Ten Immutable Laws of Security,” ...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: 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: Advance Notification Service for November 2012 Security Bulletin Release

    Today, we’re providing advance notification for six bulletins to help protect customers against 19 CVEs. The four Critical-rated updates will address 13 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer and the .NET Framework. One bulletin ...read more