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Patch Tuesday Enhanced

The second Tuesday of every month, Microsoft releases and publicizes a series of patches. It also gives a basic severity level, such as low to critical. Starting in October, Microsoft will give far more information about the actual threat these vulnerabilities pose, helping IT figure out which patches have to be done pronto and which can wait a bit.

Microsoft is also hoping to work more closely with other security firms to find and fix flaws. That's good news, but most of the security companies I've talked to already report a good relationship with the folks up in Redmond. Not sure how much that's changed, now that Microsoft competes with so many of them.

What else can Microsoft do to improve security and how would you grade its current efforts? Send your "A"s, "B"s, "C"s, "D"s and "F"s to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/07/2008 at 1:15 PM


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