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Windows Defender ATP thwarts Operation WilySupply software supply chain cyberattack

Several weeks ago, the Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) research team noticed security alerts that demonstrated an intriguing attack pattern. These early alerts uncovered a well-planned, finely orchestrated cyberattack that targeted several high-profile technology and financial organizations. An unknown attacker was taking advantage of a silent yet effective attack vector: the compromised...

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Get advance notice about September 2014 security updates

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the September security updates. If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case, you’ll see an alert in the notification area at...

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Get advance notice about August 2014 security updates

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the August security updates. If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case, you’ll see an alert in the notification area at...

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Trouble installing updates? Might be a case of bad timing

This week we released security updates for the Windows operating system. If you have automatic updating turned on, your updates have probably already been downloaded and installed for you. Learn how to get updates automatically Even if you have automatic updating turned on, you might see an error message telling you that your updates were...

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Get advance notice about July 2014 security updates

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the July security updates. If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case, you’ll see an alert in the notification area at the...

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Windows XP registry hack will not protect your PC against all threats

In April, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP. This means that if your computer is still running Windows XP, you are no longer receiving security updates. Several tech news sources have recently reported a change that you can make to your Windows registry (known as a “registry hack”) that tells your Windows XP computer that...

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Don’t forget to update all software

If you’re signed up for automatic updating (and we hope that you are), you’ll get all the security updates for your operating system and other Microsoft software such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Windows Defender, Microsoft Security Essentials, Microsoft Excel, and more. Note: If you have a Windows Phone, you can adjust the settings to...

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Get security updates for May 2014

Microsoft releases security updates on the second Tuesday of every month. Skip the details and check for the latest updates. This bulletin announces the release of security updates for Windows, Microsoft Office, and other programs. Learn how to get security updates automatically For IT Pros: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for May 2014 To get more information about...

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Available now: Security update for Internet Explorer

Today, Microsoft released a security update for Internet Explorer, that we blogged about earlier this week. You probably already have automatic updates enabled and will not need to take any action. The update will be downloaded and installed automatically. If you’re unsure if you have automatic updates, or if you haven’t already enabled automatic updating,...

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Get advance notice about March 2014 security updates

Today, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the March security updates. If you have automatic updating turned on, most of these updates will download and install on their own. Sometimes you may need to provide input for Windows Update during an installation. In this case, you’ll see an alert in the notification area at the...

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