December security updates: get advance notice

Today the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) posted details about the December security updates. On Tuesday, December 13, 2011, at approximately 10 AM Pacific Time, Microsoft will release 14 bulletins.

The easiest way to get security updates when they’re available is to turn on Windows automatic updating. For more information about how this works, see Understanding Windows automatic updating.

The Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification Service offers details about security updates approximately three business days before they are released, which allows customers (especially IT professionals) to plan for effective deployment of security updates.

Advanced Notification includes information about:

  • The number of new security updates being released
  • The software affected
  • Severity levels of vulnerabilities
  • Information about any detection tools relevant to the updates

For more information about the security updates that will be released on December 13, see Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for December 2011.

For official risk and impact analysis, as well as deployment guidance, visit the MSRC blog. If you are on Twitter, you can follow @MSFTSecResponse.

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Eve Blakemore

Group Manager, Trustworthy Computing

Eve Blakemore is a Group Manager for Trustworthy Computing who delivers consumer guidance around the latest trends in security and privacy. Eve joined Microsoft in 1998 and has worked in corporate and field roles with Microsoft Learning, US Public Sector, Read more »

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