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Get advance notice about March 2014 security updates

March 6th, 2014 No comments

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the March security updates.

If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case, you’ll see an alert in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar—be sure to click it.

In Windows 8, Windows will turn on automatic updating during setup unless you choose to turn it off. To check this setting and turn on automatic updating, open the Search charm, enter Turn automatic updating on or off, and tap or click Settings to find it. 

For other versions of Windows, you can check whether automatic updating is turned on through the Microsoft Update website. This will open Windows Update in Control Panel; if automatic updating is not turned on, you’ll be guided through the steps to set it up. After that, all the latest security and performance improvements will be installed on your PC quickly and reliably.

If you are a technical professional

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Service offers details about security updates approximately three business days before they are released. We do this to enable customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective deployment of security updates.

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Recent Internet Explorer advisory

September 18th, 2012 No comments

Microsoft released Security Advisory 2757760 yesterday about an issue in Internet Explorer.

The Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) is actively monitoring the situation and so far the issue has impacted only an extremely limited number of people.

For more information, see Microsoft Releases Security Advisory 2757760.

Full-strength solution available soon

Within the next few days Microsoft will release an easy-to-use tool (called a “Fix it”) that you can download for free. When the Fix it is available, we will post the link to download it here on this blog. You will also find it on the MSRC blog.

For more information, see Additional information about Internet Explorer and Security Advisory 2757760.

Get advance notice about September security updates

September 6th, 2012 No comments

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the September security updates. On Tuesday, September 11 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 2 bulletins.

The MSRC also posted information about important changes to the Windows certificate requirements included in Security Advisory 2661254 (Update For Minimum Certificate Key Length), which will improve security across the Windows platform. 

The easiest way to get the updates when they’re available is to turn on Windows automatic updating. For more information about how this works, see Understanding Windows automatic updating.

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Service offers details about security updates approximately three business days before they are released. We do this to allow customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective deployment of security updates.

Advanced Notification includes information about:

  • The number of new security updates being released
  • The software affected
  • Severity levels of vulnerabilities
  • Information about any detection tools relevant to the updates

Get advance notice about July security updates

July 5th, 2012 No comments

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the July security updates. On Tuesday, July 10 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 9 bulletins.

The easiest way to get the updates when they’re available is to turn on Windows automatic updating. For more information about how this works, see Understanding Windows automatic updating.

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Service offers details about security updates approximately three business days before they are released. We do this to allow customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective deployment of security updates.

Advanced Notification includes information about:

  • The number of new security updates being released
  • The software affected
  • Severity levels of vulnerabilities
  • Information about any detection tools relevant to the updates

Get advance notice about March security updates

March 9th, 2012 No comments

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the March security updates. On Tuesday, March 13 at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time Microsoft will release 6 bulletins.

The easiest way to get the updates when they’re available is to turn on Windows automatic updating. For more information about how this works, see Understanding Windows automatic updating.

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Service offers details about security updates approximately three business days before they are released. We do this to allow customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective deployment of security updates.

Advanced Notification includes information about:

  • The number of new security updates being released
  • The software affected
  • Severity levels of vulnerabilities
  • Information about any detection tools relevant to the updates

For more information about the security updates that will be released on March 13, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for March 2012.

For official risk and impact analysis, as well as deployment guidance, visit the MSRC blog. If you are on Twitter, you might want also want to follow @MSFTSecResponse.