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Windows Server and Network Security News
August 08, 2017
Security researchers uncovered a new SMB vulnerability in July, but Microsoft feels most administrators who follow network security best practices are already protected.
May 09, 2017
Microsoft didn't wait until May Patch Tuesday to issue an update on a critical Malware Protection Engine vulnerability discovered by Google's Project Zero.
April 14, 2017
The Shadow Brokers released another cache of cyberweapons linked to the Equation Group, including Windows exploits and attack details for the SWIFT banking system.
March 14, 2017
After Microsoft skipped February Patch Tuesday, it released 17 updates in March, including a long-awaited patch for a zero-day Server Message Block vulnerability.
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