By: - Dir. Solutions Marketing

Infosec Haiku

October 18th, 2014

Anata no joho sekyuritei konshu no haiku Huge Month for Patches —   and Much More Time to Patch It Up   ### Notes ### * Thanks to Ms. Etsuko vdH for the translation. * Thanks to everyone who’ve contributed their haikus … watch this space to see if yours is published. * Submit Your […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

October Patch Tuesday Fixes Critical Vulns in Windows, IE

October 14th, 2014

Microsoft’s September reorg of the Trustworthy Computing Group definitely didn’t slow down the patches. Today’s October Patch Tuesday addresses 24 CVEs in 8 bulletins; 3 are critical and 5 are important. The TwC cybersecurity group is still hard at work and given the very nature of software, that’s a good thing. The industry needs a […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

TwC Hard at Work After All; 9 Bulletins for Oct Patch Tuesday

October 9th, 2014

September news reports that the Trustworthy Computing Group at Microsoft was disbanding left some wondering about the future of Patch Tuesday. This month’s patch load of 9 total bulletins, 3 critical, 5 important and 1 moderate should eliminate those worries, at least for now. The security group anyway is definitely still hard at work. Given […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Delivers Light Patch Load for September Patch Tuesday

September 9th, 2014

September delivers a light patch load from Microsoft – just 4 bulletins were released in today’s Patch Tuesday with 1 rated critical and 3 important. In total, September covers off on 42 CVEs with 37 of those found in MS14-052, another cumulative update for IE and your first priority this month. Of the 37 CVEs, just […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Just 4 Bulletins Expected for September Patch Tuesday

September 4th, 2014

Microsoft will release 4 bulletins on Patch Tuesday next week; one rated as critical and the remaining three rated important. The light month is good news for otherwise very busy IT departments. The few number of patches expected out next week doesn’t mean you can take a pass on patching this month however. The critical […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Takes on IE Vulns and Enforces 8.1 Update in August Patch Tuesday

August 12th, 2014

The patches released by Microsoft today for August Patch Tuesday include 9 bulletins (2 critical and 7 important) and cover 37 CVEs. IT’s first priority should be the critical, cumulative update for IE. MS14-051 includes 26 CVEs for all supported versions of the browser. All are privately disclosed with the exception of one, CVE-2014-2819, which […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Internet Explorer 8 Users Told Their Browser has Less Than 18 Months to Live

August 11th, 2014

The single most popular browser on computer desktops around the world is Internet Explorer 8 – and its days are officially numbered. Because, from January 12 2016, Microsoft is only going to provide support and security updates for the following operating system/browser combinations: Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2: Internet Explorer 9 Windows Server […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

It’s Back-to-Patching This August Patch Tuesday

August 7th, 2014

It’s back to school time for students and with Patch Tuesday just around the corner, it’s back to patching for IT too. Nine bulletins were announced in Microsoft’s advanced notification system today, 2 critical and 7 important. First on our radar this month is an update for IE. In a blog post published by Microsoft […]



By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Java on XP?

July 14th, 2014

Is it still supported, and what should you do about it? Well done to Oracle, which has successfully managed to confuse everyone about what the situation is regarding whether Java (a development platform with a long history of security holes) will continue to be properly supported on Windows XP (an operating system with a long […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

July Patch Tuesday is No Time for Vacation

July 8th, 2014

July Patch Tuesday consists of 6 patches from Microsoft – 2 are critical; 3 are important and 1 moderate. When planning time away from the office this week, administrators should know every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. Two of the bulletins even impact Windows Server set to Core mode. Of the 29 […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Early Start to Holiday Fireworks with July Patch Tuesday

July 3rd, 2014

Microsoft kicked off the fourth of July fireworks a little early this year by announcing 6 bulletins that will be released in next week’s Patch Tuesday. Two are critical, three important and one moderate. Datacenter administrators shouldn’t plan to be away too much next week since every bulletin impacts nearly every supported Windows Server version. […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with 7 Patch Tuesday Bulletins

June 10th, 2014

Of the 7 bulletins released today for June Patch Tuesday, 2 are rated critical and 5 are rated important. All together, they cover a total of 66 CVEs but one, MS14-035, remediates 59 of those CVEs. Yes, it’s time for another IE cumulative update and this should (again) be first on your list of patching […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Microsoft Kicks Off Summer with 7 Patch Tuesday Bulletins

June 5th, 2014

Today’s advanced notification outlines 7 patches in next week’s June Patch Tuesday; 2 are critical and 5 important. Affected software runs the gamut, as usual, and the first critical bulletin is for IE. Last month, IE saw a lot of activity, first with the out-of-band patch released on May 1, a point fix released as part of May’s Patch […]


By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Here’s How to Keep Getting Free Security Updates for Windows XP Until 2019 – And Why You Shouldn’t

May 27th, 2014

Have you heard the news? A way has been found to trick computers into receiving security updates for Windows XP – even though Microsoft stopped officially supporting the operating system back in April. According to a BetaNews report, this could make it possible for users still using creaky old XP to carry on getting security […]


By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Patch Management with Microsoft System Center

May 20th, 2014

Compliance and patch management is important, even for Linux and UNIX computers. Starting with System Center 2012 SP1, you can deploy and update software on Linux and UNIX servers using Configuration Manager, but how do Configuration Manager features translate into compliance and patch management? This session explores several solutions to patching Linux/UNIX servers, taking a […]



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