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November 11, 2020
In addition to fixing the exploited Windows flaw, Microsoft rolls out a new look to the Security Update Guide that draws some criticism.
October 14, 2020
The number of security updates from Microsoft dips below the average of the previous several months, but a TCP/IP bug looms large for administrators.
November 13, 2019
Security updates for the month also include corrections for bugs in the Hyper-V virtualization platform, Excel for Mac systems and Exchange Server.
May 14, 2019
Microsoft fixed 23 critical vulnerabilities in its latest monthly security updates, as well as patches for supported and unsupported Windows systems to ward off a worm that has the potential to be the next WannaCry.
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