New security advisory

Hey folks – Mike Reavey here, live from the situation room. (BTW- “live from the situation room” is a new favorite term ever since our big television debut this week!)  I wanted to let you know that we published an advisory on a security issue in COM object, MSDDS.DLL, that when loaded in Internet Explorer …

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The View from the Situation Room

Hi everyone, Mike Reavey here.  I wanted to take a moment and blog live from our MSRC Situation Room.  (those of you watching CNN this morning got a glimpse of it!)  The Situation Room is a dedicated room inside the Microsoft campus.  When there is a problem or an attack impacting customers, we bring all …

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Guidance pages and information on Worm:Win32/Zotob.A

Ok, earlier this morning we activated our Software Security Incident Reponse Process to respond to a malicious attack known as Worm:Win32/Zotob.A. Our investigation has determined that only a small number of customers have been affected and we’re working directly with them.  We have seen no indication of widespread impact to the Internet, but we have posted …

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Reports of an attack on MS05-039

Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here. We now have reports of an attack against the MS05-039 vulnerability.  We have updated our security advisory located at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/899588.mspx To provide our initial information and guidance. More information shortly. S. *This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers no rights.*

New security advisory

Hi everyone,  Unfortunately it looks like someone has posted exploit code for MS05-039 publicly.  Please be sure that you are deploying this update, Windows 2000 users are particularly at risk.  We have posted a security advisory on this at the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/899588.mspx S. *This posting is provided “AS IS” with no warranties, and confers …

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Slashdot article incorrect.

An article on Slashdot is saying that Monad was pulled from Windows Vista due to the virus story.  This is 100% incorrect.  One had nothing to do with the other.  Monad is probably going to be a longer term project than Windows Vista, and we didn’t just decide to remove it today or yesterday.  Just wanted to …

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A virus for Windows Vista? Wrong.

Hi everyone, Stephen Toulouse here.  There’s been some commentary the past couple of days regarding a potential Windows Vista virus and we wanted to weigh in with some details.  First of all, in examining the details of the reports, there is no Windows Vista virus described in them. Instead, the reports are regarding potential proof …

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Today’s Advance Notification

Hey folks – Mike Reavey here.  Next Tuesday is the 2nd Tuesday of the Month and I wanted to outline what bulletins we expect to release.  At the moment we have 6 security bulletins planned for release, the highest severity rating of these is Critical.  We’re also continuing to release our Malicious Software Removal tool …

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