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Month Archives: October 2011

Announcing BlueHat v11: We fight for the user!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It seems like we only just had BlueHat v10, but already BlueHat v11 is less than a month away. Our schedule is ready, the banners are printed, and now seems like a great time to give some more detail on what’s coming up. As you probably know already, BlueHat is an invitation-only conference where security experts get to mingle with Microsoft’s own security team and core product groups.

Q&A from the October 2011 Security Bulletin Webcast

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Hello, Today we published the October Security Bulletin Webcast Questions & Answers page. We fielded eight questions across all bulletins. There was one question that we were unable to answer during the webcast due to time constraints, and we have included all questions and answers on the Q&A page. We invite our customers to join us for the next public webcast on Wednesday, November 9th at 11am PDT (UTC -7), when we will go into detail about the November bulletin release and answer questions live on the air.

Assessing the risk of the October 2011 security updates

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today we released eight security bulletins. Two have a maximum severity rating of Critical with the other six having a maximum severity rating of Important. We hope that the table below helps you prioritize the deployment of the updates appropriately for your environment. Bulletin Most likely attack vector Max Bulletin Severity Max Exploit-ability Likely first 30 days impact Platform mitigations and key notes MS11-081 (Internet Explorer) Victim browses to a malicious website.