Many of us have come to rely on Microsoft to give us a “heads up” the week before their monthly release of security updates, so we could be prepared for just what would be coming down the pike at us a few days later. It came as a surprise, then, when the company greeted us on the Thursday prior to Patch Tuesday (the day they usually post a brief overview of the upcoming patches), with a blog post from the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) team that says, in essence, they’re no longer going to do it.
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Debra Littlejohn Shinder is a technology and security analyst and author specializing in identity, security and cybercrime, utilizing her past experience as a police officer and police academy/criminal justice instructor. She has written numerous books and articles for web and print publications and has been awarded the Microsoft MVP designation for fourteen years in a row.