Microsoft Will Be Ending Security Bulletins In February

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    Security bulletins, which IT professionals have relied on for over 20 years, will be killed off next month. It will be replaced with the Security Updates Guide, a database that will supposedly provide the same information on vulnerabilities and their patches. Experts remain pessimistic, calling it a “change out of necessity” due to the newfangled patching practices brought on by Windows 10..

    …web-based bulletins have been a feature of Microsoft's patch disclosure policies since at least 1998, and for almost as long have been considered the professional benchmark by security experts. A searchable database of support documents will replace the bulletins; that database has been available, albeit in preview, since November on the portal Microsoft dubbed the "Security Updates Guide," or SUG. The documents stored in the database are specific to a vulnerability on an edition of Windows, or a version of another Microsoft product. They can be sorted and filtered by the affected software, the patch's release date, its CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) identifier, and the numerical label of the KB, or "knowledge base" support document.
     
  2. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

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  3. amddragonpc

    amddragonpc [H]ard|Gawd

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    MSFT no longer wants to document the illusion that their crap works.
     
  4. grtitan

    grtitan Telemetry is Spying on ME!

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    Yey!!

    More obscurity, along with the data capture, thanks W10!
     
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  5. Canon

    Canon 2[H]4U

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    This new patch database is a fucking disaster... I laugh how they are like hey! got use this because next month it's all you have... I hope they improve things a bit. There were patches that didn't even match what you click on in their little database. Totally retarded. Hopefully I'll still get e-mails from our TAM with the relevant information...
     
  6. Tawnos

    Tawnos 2[H]4U

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    The new guide can be accessed via a REST API and provides the same content, but in a more searchable manner. Even a quick look at the ultimate link to the SUG would show that in the FAQ.

    At least be a bit honest, just a little?
     
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    Can you share with us how your uncle wrote his own REST API tie in so he could read that content?
     
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    We're going to disco the HF and replace it with a REST API, since it's more searchable.
     
  9. Tawnos

    Tawnos 2[H]4U

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    There's also a web page. Have you even looked at the Security Update Guide? The REST API stuff is for businesses that want to do their own frontend or automation, but there's still a usable web page to see the content, as well.