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Security Advisory 981169 Released

Hello again, Today we released Security Advisory 981169 to address the VBScript issue involving Windows Help files that we blogged about yesterday. To reiterate what we said in that post, we are not aware of any active attacks at this time and the following operating systems are not affected by this issue: Windows 7, Windows …

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Snowpacalypse Now (I love the smell of briefings in the morning)

Handle:Avatar IRL: Karl Hanmore Rank: Senior Security Strategist (aka Sergeant Grunt) Likes: Getting the job done, bringing the fight to the bad guys, good single malt whiskey Dislikes: Cowards, talkers not doers, red tape, humidity Handle:Mando Picker IRL: Dustin Childs Rank: Security Program Manager Likes: Protecting customers, working with security researchers, second Tuesdays, bourbon, mandolins …

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Update – Restart Issues After Installing MS10-015

In our continuing investigation in to the restart issues related to MS10-015 that a limited number of customers are experiencing, we have determined that malware on the system can cause the behavior. We are not yet ruling out other potential causes at this time and are still investigating. Please review our blog post from yesterday …

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February 2010 Bulletin Release Advance Notification

Today we released February bulletin information through our Advance Notification Service (ANS). This month, we will be releasing 13 bulletins – five rated Critical, seven rated Important, and one rated Moderate – addressing 26 vulnerabilities. Eleven of the bulletins affect Windows and the remaining two affect Office. More information about the upcoming security updates can …

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Out-of-Band Security Bulletin Webcast Q&A – January 21, 2010

  Hosts:             Adrian Stone, Senior Security Program Manager Lead                           Jerry Bryant, Senior Security Communications Manager Lead Website:       TechNet/security Chat Topic:    January 2010 Out-of-Band Security BulletinDate:               Thursday, January 21,  2010   Q: I understand the severity for workstaitons. Is the severity lower for servers in terms of this vulnerability, since most servers (except Terminal Servers) …

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December 2009 Security Bulletin Release

Summary of Microsoft’s Security Bulletin Release for December 2009 As noted in our Advance Notification (ANS) last Thursday, for the December bulletin release we issued six security bulletins addressing 12 vulnerabilities. Affected products include Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Microsoft Office products. In the ANS, we also noted that the bulletin for IE (MS09-072) is …

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