Microsoft Updates August 2016

Microsoft released new Windows updates last week. Looking at the list of updates this month there are none remotely exploitable externally (from outside the VPS) with the default configuration of our VPS. However, there are web browser vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer which could be remotely exploited if you visited a website with malicious code and were not updated yet. We advise minimizing your web browsing from your VPS for added security. Nevertheless, there are some important updates to also protect against local vulnerabilities including the usual cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

You can update your VPS by going to “Control Panel > Windows Update”. We recommend updating over weekends only and rebooting after.

The SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) has the best quick overview of the updates each month. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+August+2016/21357/

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-aug.aspx

Microsoft Updates July 2016

Microsoft released new Windows updates two days ago. Looking at the list of updates this month there are none remotely exploitable externally (from outside the VPS) with the default configuration of our VPS. However, there are web browser vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer which could be remotely exploited if you visited a website with malicious code and were not updated yet. We advise minimizing your web browsing from your VPS for added security. Nevertheless, there are some important updates to also protect against local vulnerabilities including the usual cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

You can update your VPS by going to “Control Panel > Windows Update”. We recommend updating over weekends only and rebooting after.

The SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) has the best quick overview of the updates each month. https://isc.sans.edu/mspatchdays.html?viewday=2016-07-12

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-jul.aspx

Microsoft Updates June 2016

Microsoft released new Windows updates yesterday. Looking at the list of updates this month there are none remotely exploitable externally (from outside the VPS) with the default configuration of our VPS. However, there are web browser vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer which could be remotely exploited if you visited a malicious website and were not updated yet. We advise minimizing your web browsing from your VPS for added security. Nevertheless, there are some important updates to also protect against local vulnerabilities including the usual cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

You can update your VPS by going to “Control Panel > Windows Update”. We recommend updating over weekends only and rebooting after.

The SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) has the best quick overview of the updates each month. https://isc.sans.edu/mspatchdays.html?viewday=2016-06-14

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/mt733206.aspx

Microsoft Updates April 2016

Microsoft released new Windows updates a few days ago. Looking at the list of updates this month there are none remotely exploitable externally (from outside the VPS) with the default configuration of our VPS. However, there are exploitable web browser vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer which could be remotely exploited if you visited a malicious website and were not updated yet. We advise minimizing your web browsing from your VPS for added security. Nevertheless, there are some important updates to also protect against local vulnerabilities including the usual cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

You can update your VPS by going to “Control Panel > Windows Update”. We recommend updating over weekends only and rebooting after.

The SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) has the best quick overview of the updates each month. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday+Summary+for+April+2016/20935/

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-apr.aspx

Microsoft Updates March 2016

Microsoft released new Windows updates yesterday. Looking at the list of updates this month there are none remotely exploitable externally (from outside the VPS) with the default configuration of our VPS. However, there are exploitable web browser vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer which could be remotely exploited if you visited a malicious website and were not updated yet. We advise minimizing your web browsing from your VPS for added security. Nevertheless, there are some important updates to also protect against local vulnerabilities including the usual cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

You can update your VPS by going to “Control Panel > Windows Update”. We recommend updating over weekends only and rebooting after.

The SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) has the best quick overview of the updates each month. https://isc.sans.edu/mspatchdays.html?viewday=2016-03-08

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-mar

Microsoft Updates February 2016

Microsoft released new Windows updates a couple days ago. Looking at the list of updates this month there are none remotely exploitable externally (from outside the VPS) with the default configuration of our VPS. However, there are exploitable web browser vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer which could be remotely exploited if you visited a malicious website and were not updated yet. We advise minimizing your web browsing from your VPS for added security. Nevertheless, there are some important updates to protect against local vulnerabilities including the usual cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

You can update your VPS by going to “Control Panel > Windows Update”. We recommend updating over weekends only and rebooting after.

The SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) has the best quick overview of the updates each month. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Microsoft+February+2016+Patch+Tuesday/20711/

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-feb

Microsoft Updates January 2016

Microsoft released new Windows updates today. Looking at the list of updates this month there are none remotely exploitable externally (from outside the VPS) with the default configuration of our VPS.  However, there are remotely exploitable web browser vulnerabilities for Internet Explorer which could be remotely exploited if you visited a malicious website and were not updated yet. We advise minimizing your web browsing from your VPS for added security. Nevertheless, there are some important updates to protect against local vulnerabilities including the usual cumulative update for Internet Explorer and Edge web browsers.

You can update your VPS by going to “Control Panel > Windows Update”. We recommend updating over weekends only and rebooting after.

The SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) has the best quick overview of the updates each month. https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/January+2016+Microsoft+Patch+Tuesday/20605/

Reference:
https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-jan

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Important notification regarding Windows updates December 9, 2015

We have received reports of some Windows updates crashing VPS. We have confirmed it is 2 packages showing available in the Windows update optional section. These updates are not applicable to our VPS and are showing erroneously.

They are named as:

SUSE – Other hardware – SUSE Network Driver for Windows
SUSE – Storage Controller – SUSE Block Driver for Windows

Here is a screenshot:

https://www.forexvps.net/res/downloads/donotinstalldrivers.png

Please do not select these updates for install or it will crash your VPS requiring support to fix. You can right-click on each of the two updates and choose to hide them permanently.