By: - Independent Computer Security Analyst

@gcluley

Problems for Windows 7 and Exchange users as Microsoft warns of buggy security patches

December 14th, 2014

On the second Tuesday of every month, regular as clockwork, Microsoft issues security fixes for users of its software – protecting against newly discovered vulnerabilities and bugs. And normally, the advice is to roll them out across your enterprise at your earliest opportunity – particularly in the case of the most serious critical security patches, which could […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

Final Patch Tuesday of 2014, Have You Kept Up?

December 9th, 2014

The 2014 Patch Tuesday program came to a close  today with Microsoft’s release of 7 security bulletins. 3 are critical and 4 are rated important. Before jumping in to this month’s updates however, it’s interesting to do a quick year-over-year comparison. Assuming no out-of-band patches later this month, the total number of bulletins released by Microsoft […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

7 December Bulletins to Close Out 2014 Patch Tuesdays

December 4th, 2014

Microsoft is set to release 7 bulletins during next week’s Patch Tuesday; 3 are critical and 4 are important. If all 7 are released as planned, the total number of patches in 2014 will hit 84. This year’s patch load is close in quantity to 2012 when 83 patches were released in all. Last year […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

14 Bulletins This Patch Tuesday and IE Cumulative Update Is Not Your Most Critical

November 11th, 2014

While we enjoyed a relatively low number of patches each month so far this year, November definitely takes a big jump up with 14 total bulletins released today. 4 are critical, 8 important and 2 moderate. While this is two less than what we thought we would have today according to last week’s ANS, we […]



By: - Director, Product Management

@russbernst

A Whopping Patch Tuesday

November 6th, 2014

IT pros will be thankful for some holiday time off at the end of this month because November Patch Tuesday will certainly keep them busy. Microsoft is set to release 16 bulletins next week, 5 are critical, 9 important and 2 moderate. We have enjoyed a relatively low number of patches each month in 2014 […]



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 […]



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