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Microsoft Security Bulletins May 2016

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

In case you’re wondering why your PC rebooted itself last night …

The Microsoft Security Bulletins May 2016 overview provides you with information about the May 2016 Patch Day for Windows and other Microsoft products. The overview lists all security and non-security patches that Microsoft released for client and server versions of the Windows operating system. All link to Microsoft Knowledge Base pages or other resources that allow you to find out more about individual patches.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For April 2014 overview

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Here’s a quick summary of this month’s Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Welcome to this month’s Security Bulletins summary. The guide provides you with all information about this month’s security updates for client and server Windows operating systems. This month is special for two reasons. It is the last patch day for Windows XP, which Microsoft will stop supporting with public updates after today.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for March 2014 Overview

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Another month, and another round of Microsoft Security Bulletins …

Only one month to go before Microsoft will stop releasing public security updates for the Windows XP operating system. On this month’s patch day, we have five bulletins addressing vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, and Microsoft Silverlight. Two of the bulletins have received an aggregate severity rating of critical, which means that at least one Microsoft product is affected this way. Other products may be affected in the same way, not as critical, or not at all.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins For January 2014 overview

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Here’s 2014’s first batch of Microsoft Security updates … and a possible explanation as to why your PC rebooted itself last night.

Welcome to the overview of Microsoft’s January 2014 patch Tuesday. Microsoft has released a total of four bulletins on the first patch day of the year 2014, all of which have received the maximum severity rating of important. A severity rating of important is the second-highest possible rating after critical. It means that at least one Microsoft product has received the severity rating, while others may have received the same rating, a lower rating, or none at all if they are not affected by the vulnerability.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for May 2013 Overview

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Here’s a quick summary of what was included in the latest Microsoft patch …

It is the second Tuesday of the month and we all know what that means: Microsoft Patch Day. Microsoft has released a total of ten security bulletins this month that address security related issues in products such as Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office or Windows Essentials. The ten bulletins address a total of 33 different vulnerabilities.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for February 2013 Released

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Another month, and another Microsoft Security Bulletin; this one is larger in scope than most.

Patch day has arrived and boy it is a big one. A total of 12 security bulletins are released today that address a total of 57 different vulnerabilities in Microsoft products. The majority of vulnerabilities affect one or multiple versions of the Windows operating system, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server Software and the Microsoft .Net Framework.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for November 2012 Released

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

If your PC reboots itself in the middle of the night some time this week, then this is probably why …

Today’s Microsoft “Patch Tuesday” brings six security bulletins that patch vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Office, Internet Explorer and the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is the first regular patch day for Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 8 and Windows RT. Both systems are affected by three of the five bulletins that affect Windows or software built-in to Windows, just like Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 are. Windows Vista and Windows 7, as well as the server based operating systems Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, are addressed by all five Windows-related bulletins.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for April 2012 Released

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Another month, another batch of Microsoft Security Bulletins …

It is the second Tuesday of the month, and that means patch day over at Microsoft. Windows systems configured to automatically update should pick up the updates on the next start of the system. Users who do not want to wait that long can run a manual check for updates instead. On Windows 7, users need to click on Start, enter Windows Update in the run box and select the first entry with that name in the listing.

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Microsoft Security Bulletins for March 2012 Released

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

These MS Security Bulletins are almost always worth paying attention to …

Microsoft has made available the security patches for March 2012. The patches are already being distributed via Windows Update, but at the time of writing not at Microsoft’s Download Center. A total of six security bulletins have been released, of which one has received the highest severity rating of critical. Four of the remaining updates received a severity rating of important, and one a moderate rating.

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Overview January 2011

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Well, yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month … so here’s an overview of this month’s MS security bulletin.

The second Tuesday of a month is Microsoft’s patch day where the software company releases security patches and fixes for its products. The first patch day of the year 2011 brings two security bulletins that patch vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system. MS11-002 patches vulnerabilities in Microsoft Data Access Components that could allow remote code execution. The maximum severity rating of the vulnerability is critical, the highest possible rating.

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