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Month Archives: May 2005

MSRC focus group at TechEd -- tell us what you think!

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Hi folks, counting down - it’s just a couple of weeks now until TechEd Orlando. Stephen, Mike and I are excited to have the opportunity once again to meet our customers, and hear your experiences and feedback around our security bulletins. This year at TechEd we will take this a step further with a focus group on exactly this topic.

Is there a new MSN Messenger update or not?

Friday, May 20, 2005

Hey folks - Mike Reavey here. Recently, some folks have asked us if there’s a new security update in MSN Messenger. In doing some investigation, we’ve realized that these questions might be coming in because the “Date Published” on this page on our Download Center: shows it was published last Tuesday.

Sasser Worm Anniversary & MSRC Learnings

Friday, May 20, 2005

It’s been just over a year since we experienced our last major network worm outbreak, Sasser, which exploited a vulnerability in the LSASS component of Windows in April 2004. On the security response team at Microsoft, it is part of our process to do post mortems after incidents or outbreaks and review how we can better manage these incidents more effectively for customers.

Customers Help Us Improve Security Communications

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Debby Fry Wilson here! I had the opportunity to attend the CanSecWest security research conference in Vancouver, Canada last week. It was a tremendously valuable and eye-opening experience to see and hear the passion, dedication and commitment that segments of security researchers put into their craft of finding and exposing security vulnerabilities in software products.

One security bulletin for May and a few more things...

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Hi everyone, Mike Reavey here to tell you about today’s security bulletin and some other offerings to help protect and provide guidance for customers. Today’s release includes one bulletin affecting Windows 2000. It’s rated as “Important”. (This update addresses the recently disclosed “greymagic” vulnerability that Stephen blogged about a few weeks back.