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  • Blog Post: Are you attending TechEd 2014? Interested in meeting with the OpsMgr Product team?

    We wanted to gauge our OpsMgr Customers interest in doing an informal round table discussion with OpsMgr product team to influence the future of this product . If you are planning to attend TechEd 2014 in Houston could you please take this quick survey ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...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: Countdown to the BlueHat Prize announcement and a chance for you to win $5000

    Hello, To mark the start of the 10-day countdown to the BlueHat Prize award ceremony, the MSRC Ecosystem Strategy Team is announcing the BlueHat Prize Question Sweepstakes that will give you a chance to win $5,000 at Black Hat this year! Be sure to ...read more
  • Blog Post: More on Microsoft’s response to the DigiNotar compromise

    Microsoft’s investigation into the scope and impact of the DigiNotar compromise has continued over the holiday weekend. We’ve now confirmed that spoofed certificates for *.microsoft.com and *.windowsupdate.com are among those issued by the ...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: Advance Notification Service for October 2013 Security Bulletin Release

    Today we’re providing advance notification for the release of eight bulletins, four Critical and four Important, for October 2013. The Critical updates address vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, .NET Framework and Windows. The Critical update ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2914486

    Today we released Security Advisory 2914486 regarding a local elevation of privilege (EoP) issue that affects customers using Microsoft Windows XP and Server 2003. Windows Vista and later are not affected by this local EoP issue. A member of the Microsoft ...read more
  • Blog Post: A look back at 2011’s security landscape

    Hi everyone – Mike Reavey here. Today, we’re releasing our December set of security updates. As we do every month, we're providing a heads-up on what’s coming in this month’s release as well as offering links to more information ...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: Verifying update hashes

    Some of you may have noticed us improving our defense-in-depth practices for bulletins by supplying sha1 and sha2 hashes in the Knowledge Base (KB) articles . This has been most visible in the KB with the addition of the “File hash information” ...read more
  • Blog Post: ActiveX Control issue being addressed in Update Tuesday

    Late last Friday, November 8, 2013, a vulnerability, CVE-2013-3918, affecting an Internet Explorer ActiveX Control was publically disclosed. We have confirmed that this vulnerability is an issue already scheduled to be addressed in “Bulletin 3” ...read more
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2794220

    Today, we released Security Advisory 2794220 regarding an issue that impacts Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8. We are only aware of a very small number of targeted attacks at this time. This issue allows remote code execution if users browse to a malicious ...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: June 2012 Security Bulletin Webcast, Q&A, and Slide Deck

    Hello, Today we published the June Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page , and the June 2012 Security Bulletin Release Webcast slide deck . We fielded 23 questions on various topics during the webcast, including bulletins released ...read more
  • Blog Post: 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 ...read more
  • Blog Post: December 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A

    Hosts: Jonathan Ness, Security Development Manager, MSRC Jerry Bryant, Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing Communications Website: TechNet/Security Chat Topic: December 2011 Security Bulletin Release Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Q: ...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: Deploying and configuring the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 3.0 with System Center Configuration Manager

    You can use Configuration Manager to install the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) 3.0 and subsequent configurations for applications to increase the security of applications on your managed systems. This blog walks you through the process ...read more
  • Blog Post: Information on using Mobile Device Manager in a locked down environment

    The System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 Security Configuration Wizard (SCW) includes three templates that you can apply to MDM servers to help enhance security by disabling functionality that is not required for the servers. The SCW is an attack ...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: 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: 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: Fix it for Security Advisory 2847140 is available

    We have updated Security Advisory 2847140 to include an easy, one-click Fix it to address the known attack vectors. The Fix it is available to all customers and helps prevent known attacks that leverage the vulnerability to execute code and should not ...read more