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Looking back at a year of Microsoft patches

Looking back at a year of Microsoft patches | IT Security | Scoop.it

Last year Microsoft's Patch Tuesdays featured a total of 83 bulletins, which is a decline from previous years. Since their security efforts impact countless security professionals, we wanted to see what IT security leaders, and Microsoft, think about the patches released in 2012.

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Microsoft Ruins Perfect Record with Out-Of-Band Patch

Microsoft Ruins Perfect Record with Out-Of-Band Patch | IT Security | Scoop.it

It was so close. Microsoft made it 363 days in 2011 without releasing an update outside of the monthly Patch Tuesday cycle. It was also 48 hours away from finishing 2011 in double-digits for security bulletins.

But, on December 29, Microsoft pushed out an out-of-band patch -- MS11-100.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011 | IT Security | Scoop.it

 

 

This is an advance notification of 14 security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on December 13, 2011.

This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the December bulletin summary on December 13, 2011.

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Microsoft code not the security sieve sysadmins should be worried about

Microsoft code not the security sieve sysadmins should be worried about | IT Security | Scoop.it

Despite system administrators' efforts to keep Microsoft-supplied packages up to date, non-Redmond software is almost exclusively responsible for the growth in vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft plans 20 patches next week, will fix Duqu and BEAST bugs

Microsoft plans 20 patches next week, will fix Duqu and BEAST bugs | IT Security | Scoop.it

Among the 20 patches announced by Microsoft today will likely be ones to plug the hole used by the Duqu intelligence-gathering Trojan, and to fix the SSL (secure socket layer) 3.0 and TLS (transport layer security) 1.0 bug popularized three months ago by the BEAST, for "Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS," hacking tool, security experts said.

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