Yesterday, as part of our routine monthly security update cycle, Microsoft released 16 new security updates to address identified vulnerabilities. If you were following my Twitter feed yesterday, you probably saw a few announcements I made about this. For those of you not yet following my Twitter feed or who may have missed the information shared yesterday, I wanted to put a quick post up here on the blog to let you know about this, as well as how you can be updated on these in the future and some other security resources available to you.
As mentioned above, Microsoft has an ongoing monthly security update cycle that you should be aware of and utilizing. When we release these monthly updates, we also hold a webcast to discuss that month’s update and what you should know about it. For October, 2010, you can see the full Microsoft Security Bulletin HERE. We will be conducting our monthly security update webcast this morning at 11:00 AM Pacific Time and you can register to addend this webcast HERE.
Here is a list of the security updates that we released in the October update:
If you are not yet receiving the Microsoft Security Bulletins, you should be sure to take advantage of the following:
Something else that you may not be aware of that you should know about is that Microsoft offers no cost technical support for support calls that are associated with security updates.
Another important step that you can take in ensuring your PCs are kept up to date from a securities perspective is to turn on Automatic Updates in Windows. learn about automatic updating, see Update your PC automatically. If you do not have automatic updating turned on, or to check whether you need the update, go to Microsoft Update. Microsoft Update is an online tool that will scan your computer and provide you a report about what updates your computer needs.
Also, if you are a small business, be sure to utilize the FREE Microsoft Security Essentials which is now available to you from Microsoft to provide no-cost protection from viruses, spyware and other malicious threats.
Thank you and have a wonderful day,
Eric Ligman – Follow me on TWITTER, LinkedIn, and RSS and see “What I’m thinking” Global Partner Experience Lead Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights