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 (IE). We encourage you to apply all of these updates, but for those who need to prioritize deployment…

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Advance Notification Service for the October 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of nine Security Bulletins. Three of these updates are rated Critical, five are rated as Important, and one is rated Moderate in severity. These updates are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, .NET Framework, and ASP.NET. As per our usual process, we’ve scheduled the Security Bulletin release…

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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 Explorer, .NET Framework, and Lync Server. We encourage you to apply all of these updates, but for…

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Advance Notification Service for the September 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of four Security Bulletins. One of these updates is rated Critical and three are rated as Important in severity. These updates are for Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, .NET Framework and Lync. As a reminder, we are now using a new format for our Security Bulletin Webcast, scheduled…

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July 2014 Security Bulletin Webcast and Q&A

Today we published the July 2014 Security Bulletin webcast questions and answers page along with the webcast replay. We answered eight questions on air, with the majority focusing on the update for Internet Explorer. The transcript also includes a question we did not have time to answer on the air. Here is the video replay:…


July 2014 Security Bulletin Release

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Advance Notification Service for the July 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today, we provide advance notification for the release of six Security Bulletins. Two of these are rated Critical, three are rated as Important, and one is rated Moderate in severity. These Updates are for Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer. This month we will also premier the new format for our Security Bulletin Webcast, scheduled on…


June 2014 Security Bulletin Webcast and Q&A

Today we published the June 2014 Security Bulletin webcast questions and answers page along with the webcast replay. We answered six questions on air, with the majority focusing on the updates for TCP and Internet Explorer. The transcript also includes a question we did not have time to answer on the air. Here is the…


Theoretical Thinking and the June 2014 Bulletin Release

As security professionals, we are trained to think in worst-case scenarios.  We run through the land of the theoretical, chasing “what if” scenarios as though they are lightning bugs to be gathered and stashed in a glass jar.  Most of time, this type of thinking is absolutely the correct thing for security professionals to do….


Advance Notification Service for the June 2014 Security Bulletin Release

Today we provide advance notification for the release of seven Bulletins, two rated Critical and five rated Important in severity. These Updates are for Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer. The Update for Internet Explorer addresses CVE-2014-1770, which we have not seen used in any active attacks. Also, in case you missed it, last…