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July 14, 2021
Microsoft addressed 116 unique CVEs, including several corrections for Exchange Server, in this month's batch of security updates.
June 09, 2021
The tech company confirmed there were signs of exploitation in the wild for the vulnerabilities that affect Windows desktop and server operating systems.
May 13, 2021
Microsoft releases four fixes for the email server product, which remains firmly in the sights of threat actors seeking new ways to exploit the system.
April 14, 2021
Microsoft resolves 110 vulnerabilities, including a zero-day and four public disclosures, but the company says admins should prioritize four critical bugs on Exchange Server.
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