Microsoft to Expand Advanced Security Notices

Microsoft announced Wednesday that it would be changing the advanced notifications it sends out the Thursday before each Patch Tuesday, adding more details of the vulnerabilities that are scheduled to be patched. The company previously released limited information, saying it was protecting customers.

Now, instead of simply grouping security bulletins by product and listing the maximum severity rating, Microsoft will in advance publish the severity, impact of vulnerability, detection information and affected software for each bulletin. Because it's simply a subset of the full Tuesday bulletin, the advance notice will also be at the same URL. More detailed information is available from the Microsoft Security Response Center.

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