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24/03/2020: Critical font parsing issue in Windows revealed (fix inside)
24/03/2020: Two Unpatched Critical 0-Day RCE Flaws Affect All Windows Versions

12/03/2020: Warning — Unpatched Critical 'Wormable' Windows SMBv3 Flaw Disclosed
12/03/2020: Microsoft Issues March 2020 Updates to Patch 115 Security Flaws
12/03/2020: Windows has a new wormable vulnerability, and there’s no patch in sight
12/03/2020: Microsoft Leaks Info on Wormable Windows SMBv3 CVE-2020-0796 Flaw
12/03/2020: Disappearing SMBv3 patch, non-security Office patches, and a so-far-mild Patch Tue

10/03/2020: Windows: The March 2020 Security Update Review
10/03/2020: Microsoft Windows Security Updates March 2020 overview

09/03/2020: Patch Tuesday’s: We're in uncharted territory. Get Automatic Updates pause

04/03/2020: Win Server 2012/R2/Terminal server: Temporay user profiles after Feb 2020 Updates

29/02/2020: In spite of the disappearing Windows desktop bug.....

27/02/2020: Microsoft Patch Alert: February 2020 patches bring fire and ice

26/02/2020: CVE-2020-0688: Remote Code Execution on Microsoft Exchange Server

15/02/2020: Windows Server 2008 Servers Don’t Boot After KB4539602 Updates

13/02/2020: Patch Tuesday: 99 holes, 'exploited' IE fix, Win7 mayhem and UEFI ghost

12/02/2020: Update Microsoft Windows Systems to Patch 99 New Security Flaws
12/02/2020: Windows February 2020 Patch Tuesday foibles
12/02/2020: Reports: 'Stretch' bug fix for Win7 and 2008R2 deletes boot file
12/02/2020: Microsoft Windows Security Updates February 2020 overview

11/02/2020: Patch Tuesday’s tomorrow. Verify you have 'Pause Updates' enabled

27/01/2020: Microsoft’s Windows 10 updates are still a big mess

25/01/2020: Get the January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches installed

24/01/2020: 250 Million Microsoft Customer Support Records Exposed Online
24/01/2020: Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign
24/01/2020: Windows 10’s latest update is plagued with new issues

22/01/2020: CVE-2020-0609 CVE-2020-0610 - RDP to RCE: When Fragmentation Goes Wrong
22/01/2020: CVE-2020-0610 - Windows Remote Desktop Gateway Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
22/01/2020: Reports: Server 2008 R2 systems boot to recovery mode after Jan patches applied

18/01/2020: Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack?
18/01/2020: ADV200001 | Microsoft Guidance on Scripting Engine Memory Corruption Vulnerability

16/01/2020: Patch Tues aftermath: The NSA Crypt32 threat is real, but not yet imminent

15/01/2020: Windows Remote Desktop Gateway (RD Gateway) Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

11/01/2020: The December 2019 Microsoft patches get the all-clear


07/01/2020: MS Patch Alert: December patches hang Win7 Pro endpoints and force Server 2012 reboots
07/01/2020: Patch Lady – Still running Small Business Server?

13/12/2019: December 2019 Patch Tuesday foibles and quibbles
13/12/2019: Server 2012 Restart Loop Patch Tuesday

11/12/2019: Latest Microsoft Update Patches New Windows 0-Day Under Active Attack
11/12/2019: Snatch Ransomware Reboots Windows in Safe Mode to Bypass Antivirus
11/12/2019: Windows 7: Microsoft Security Essentials support ends on January 14, 2020
11/12/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates December 2019 overview
11/12/2019: The December 2019 Security Update Review

10/12/2019: Patch Tuesday’s coming! Protect your machine by pausing updates

06/12/2019: All’s clear to install Microsoft’s November patches

04/12/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: November patches behave themselves–with a few exceptions

25/10/2019: How to Avoid the Top Three Causes of Data Breaches in 2019

16/10/2019: Microsoft releases October 2019 update previews for Windows
16/10/2019: Back to Basics: How to block Windows programs from accessing the internet
16/10/2019: Second October cumulative updates posted – the “optional, non-security” kind

09/10/2019: Microsoft Releases October 2019 Patch Tuesday Updates
09/10/2019: The October Security Update Review

08/10/2019: As Patch Tuesday approaches, turn off Automatic Update temporarily...

05/10/2019: CVE-2019-1367 IE zero-day, and the bugs are having a field day

04/10/2019: Microsoft releases cumulative updates for all Windows versions
04/10/2019: Windows Automatic Updates Manager review
04/10/2019: Reported problem with Start menu after installing today’s out-of-band IE patch
04/10/2019: Managing Windows updates… for regular people
04/10/2019: Heads up! 50 new security patches just pushed to the Update Catalog

28/09/2019: Microsoft Warns of a New Rare Fileless Malware Hijacking Windows Computers

26/09/2019: The big, scary, exploited, emergency-patched IE security hole CVE-2019-1367?

24/09/2019: Former Microsoft Employee explains why bugs in Windows updates increased

21/09/2019: Windows 7 and Server 2008 Get 0patch Security Fixes After EoS
21/09/2019: 0Patch to support Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2 with security patches

17/09/2019: Microsoft extends Exchange Server 2010 End of Support with a surprising remark

12/09/2019: And That's How We Get Ant - Windows Weekly 638
12/09/2019: Windows September 2019 Updates: more search woes and Telemetry
12/09/2019: Cumulative Update KB4515384 Windows 10 v1903 build 18362.356: 12/09/2019
12/09/2019: The September 2019 Security Update Review

11/09/2019: Adobe Releases Security Patches For Critical Flash Player Vulnerabilities
11/09/2019: Latest Microsoft Updates Patch 4 Critical Flaws In Windows RDP Client
11/09/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates September 2019 overview

10/09/2019: New Malware Uses Windows BITS Service to Stealthy Exfiltrate Data
10/09/2019: Tomorrow’s Patch Tuesday — time to block Windows automatic update


26/08/2019: Another patching debacle — how we got here (AskWoody)

22/08/2019: Patch Lady – How to avoid using RDP in Windows

21/08/2019: Microsoft releases KB4512478 and KB4512514 previews Win7/8/Server

19/08/2019: Microsoft Admits Humans Listen to Skype and Cortana in Privacy Policy Update

17/08/2019: First updates released that fix the Windows VB bugs
17/08/2019: If you’re running Windows XP, 7 or associated Servers, patch them

16/08/2019: Visual Basic issues in Windows August 2019 Updates
16/08/2019: Microsoft warns of Visual Basic, VBA and VBScript 'procedure call' errors after August patches
15/08/2019: Report that Server 2012 R2 Monthly Rollup KB 4512488 breaks RDP login

14/08/2019: Patch new wormable vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Services (CVE-2019-1181/1182)

13/08/2019: It?s the Monday before Patch Tuesday ? make sure Windows Auto Update is off


12/08/2019: Windows Defender has a market share of 50%
30/07/2019: How to download and install Windows updates manually
12/08/2019: Manage Speculative Execution Settings Script for Windows
12/08/2019: It?s time to install most of July's Windows and Office patches
12/08/2019: Patch Lady ? VBscript gets disabled
12/08/2019: Patch Lady ? we have another Spectre/Meltdown
12/08/2019: CVE-2019-1125 | Windows Kernel Information Disclosure Vulnerability
12/08/2019: Researchers find security flaws in 40 kernel drivers from 20 vendors


24/07/2019: Microsoft explains upgrades from Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

23/07/2019: CVE-2019-0708 Remote Desktop Services / Code Execution Vulnerability: May/ 2019
23/07/2019: Chances of destructive BlueKeep exploit rise with new explainer posted online
23/07/2019: APT_REPORT: #bluekeep RDP from patch to remote code execution.pdf


16/07/2019: Visual Studio security patch 4506161 failing to install on Server 2012 R2

10/07/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates July 2019 overview
10/07/2019: Microsoft Releases July 2019 Security Updates, 2 Flaws Under Active Attack


09/07/2019: Patch Tuesday arriving, make sure you temporarily block Windows Update

09/07/2019: Manage Windows Updates with ABC-Update


04/07/2019: It's time to install the June Windows and Office patches

01/07/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: The Windows patching heavens buzz with silver bullets

26/06/2019: Windows 10, version 1903 and Windows Server, version 1903: Known Issues

21/06/2019: Microsoft releases out-of-band fixes for Win7 and Win8.1 on 6/20
21/06/2019: KB4503277 and KB4503283 for Windows 7 and 8.1 released


18/06/2019: Bugs with Win10 1809 June cumulative update and Realtek Bluetooth, Avast,,,,

12/06/2019: CVE-2019-0708-Remote Desktop Services RCE Vulnerability Win 7 / Server 2018
12/06/2019: Microsoft Windows Security Updates June 2019 overview
12/06/2019: Microsoft Releases June 2019 Security Updates to Patch 88 Vulnerabilities


11/06/2019: If you’re running Windows XP, 7 or associated Servers, patch them
11/06/2019: Save yourself a headache: Make sure Windows automatic update is off


08/06/2019: Windows 10 version 1903 available for all manual seekers
08/06/2019: Are Bluekeep patches causing BSODs with Server 2008 SP2 and Vista?
08/06/2019: New Brute-Force Botnet Targeting Over 1.5 Million RDP Servers Worldwide


05/06/2019: A Reminder to Update Your Systems to Prevent a Worm
05/06/2019: Unpatched Bug Let Attackers Bypass Windows Lock Screen On RDP Sessions

04/06/2019: It’s time to install the May Windows and Office patches

01/06/2019: Microsoft Fixes Critical Remote Desktop Flaw, Blocks Worm Malware
01/06/2019: Microsoft Warns Users Again to Patch Wormable BlueKeep Flaw


31/05/2019: Microsoft Patch Alert: Patching whack-a-mole continues

29/05/2019: Nearly 1 Million Computers Still Vulnerable to "Wormable" BlueKeep RDP Flaw

20/05/2019: May 19, 2019 - KB4505056 (OS Build 17763.504)-Known issues

19/05/2019: McAfee and Sophos are having problems with the Win7/Server 2008 R2

18/05/2019: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2- Issues

16/05/2019: Windows 10, version 1809 and Windows Server 2019: Issues

15/05/2019: MS-DEFCON 3: Get Windows XP, Win7 and associated Servers patched
15/05/2019: Microsoft Releases Patches For A Critical 'Wormable Flaw' and 78 Other Issues
15/05/2019: May 2019 Patch Tuesday arrives
15/05/2019: May is here and so are the scheduled security patches from Microsoft and Adobe


14/05/2019: Patches are coming tomorrow. Make sure Windows Update gets locked down

13/05/2019: More problems installing the April Monthly Rollups if you have Avira antivirus

04/05/2019: Now’s the time to install the April Windows and Office patches

29/04/2019: Problems reported with this month’s Server 2008 Monthly Rollup KB 4493471