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Q&A from the January 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the January Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded five questions on various topics during the webcast. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, February 9th at 11am PST (-8 UTC), when we will go into detail about the February bulletin release and answer …

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Q&A from the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the December 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded 17 questions, most concerning the Internet Explorer update and the re-releases of bulletins this month. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, January 12 at 11am PST (-8 UTC), when we will …

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December 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Hi everyone. As part of our usual cycle of monthly security updates, today Microsoft is releasing 17 bulletins addressing 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange. Two of those bulletins carry a Critical rating, while 14 are rated Important and one is rated Moderate. We’ve assigned our highest deployment priority …

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December 2010 Advance Notification Service is released

Hi everyone. Mike Reavey from the MSRC here. Today we’re releasing our Advance Notification Service for the December 2010 security bulletin release. As we do every month, we’ve given information about the coming December release and provided links to detailed information so you can plan your deployment by product, service pack level, and severity.  However, …

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Advance Notification Service for November 2010 Bulletins

Hello. We’ve issued our Advance Notification Service for the November ’10 security bulletin release. This time around we’re releasing three updates addressing 11 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office and Unified Access Gateway (UAG). One bulletin carries a Critical severity rating; the other two are rated Important. When customers buy Microsoft software, it includes high-quality security updates …

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Q&A from the October 2010 Security Bulletin Webcast

Hello, Today we published the  October 2010 Security Bulleting webcast Questions & Answers page. The October release included 16 security updates, four rated Critical, ten rated Important, and two rated Moderate to address 49 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Microsoft .NET Framework. We invite our customers to join us for …

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September 2010 Security Bulletin Release

Hi everyone, With this month’s bulletin release, I want to highlight the great work done through our partnerships in the Microsoft Active Protections Program (MAPP). MAPP represents our commitment to community based defense and a shared sense of responsibility to help protect the computing ecosystem. In July of this year, the Stuxnet malware emerged onto …

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Update on Security Advisory 2269637

Hi everyone, Since we released Security Advisory 2269637 on August 23, we’ve continued to conduct an investigation not only into our own affected products, but also into how we can best help to protect customers given DLL preloading also affects some third-party applications. We’d like to provide an update on our investigation. First, I want …

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Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637 Released

Overview Today we released Microsoft Security Advisory 2269637. This is different from other Microsoft Security Advisories because it’s not talking about specific vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. Rather, this is our official guidance in response to security research that has outlined a new, remote vector for a well-known class of vulnerabilities, known as DLL preloading or …

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