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Microsoft's patch info 'blockade' pinches security staffs

Gregg Keizer | Feb. 12, 2015
Last month's shuttering of advance notifications continues to frustrate security experts.

Last month, Microsoft advised customers who would no longer receive advance notices to keep an eye on a dashboard, called "myBulletins," that the company rolled out in May 2014. But myBulletins doesn't preview the upcoming updates, posting items to users' pre-defined lists only after the bulletins have gone public on Patch Tuesday.

"myBulletins continues to be useless because it is not updated until well after the Patch Tuesday release," said Barrett.

Microsoft released nine security bulletins Tuesday to patch 56 vulnerabilities.


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