An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available (KB2734608)

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. Issues that are fixed This update lets servers that are running Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP2 provide updates to computers that… Read more

An update for Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack 2 is available

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 Service Pack 2 (SP2). This article includes information about the contents of the update and how to obtain the update. The following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles describe the issues that are included in this update: 2530678 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530678/ ) System Center Update Publisher does… Read more

Autorun-Related Malware sees big declines, plus the June 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

Looks like the MSRC has some positive news regarding the recent security tightening around Autorun on the older Windows platforms.  Apparently the infection rate dropped pretty dramatically: The initial results are encouraging. As of May 2011, the number of infections found by the Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) per scanned computer declined by 59 percent… Read more

System Center Updates Publisher 2011 now available for download

Just in case you missed it, Jeff Wettlaufer (Senior Technical Product Manager for System Center) just announced the immediate availability of SCUP 2011: We have released System Center Updates Publisher 2011 to the web today. This release was primarily driven by customer feedback over the past year. It all started last year at MMS (2010)… Read more

The May 2011 Security Bulletin Release is Here

Just in case you somehow managed to miss the announcement, the May security bulletin release is upon us.  For all the details, including a video by Microsoft’s own Jerry Bryant, see the Microsoft Security Response Center blog here. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center Knowledge Engineer The App-V Team blog: http://blogs.technet.com/appv/ The WSUS Support Team blog:… Read more

The System Center Blog Aggregator app is now available on Android

A few weeks back I announced the System Center Blog Aggregator app for Windows Phone 7 and today I wanted to let you know that it was now available for all you Android users out there as well.  I won’t go into all the details as you can read that at the link above, but… Read more

The MSRC announces Exploitability Index improvements & Advance Notification Service for the May 2011 Security Bulletin Release

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center announced 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 Tuesday this information will become even more comprehensive for those who use Microsoft’s latest platforms. The Exploitability Index assesses the likelihood… Read more

The April 2011 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

Just an FYI that today we are releasing 17 security bulletins, 9 of which are Critical, and 8 rated Important.  These bulletins will increase protection by addressing 64 unique vulnerabilities in the following Microsoft products:  Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, SMB, .NET Framework and GDI+.  I did want to point out that… Read more

FYI: Advance Notification Service for the April 2011 Bulletin Release

From the MSRC blog: Today, we’re providing advanced notification on the release of 17 security bulletins, nine rated Critical and eight rated Important. This month’s bulletin release will address 64 vulnerabilities across Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, .NET Framework and GDI+. For all the details click here. J.C. Hornbeck | System Center… Read more

Announcing the Microsoft Security Update Guide, Second Edition

We’re pleased to announce the release of the new Microsoft Security Update Guide, Second Edition. Fully revised and updated from the first edition, which was released in 2009, this edition focuses on best practices for prioritizing and testing security updates before deployment within your organization’s IT environment. For all the details click here. J.C. Hornbeck… Read more