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When Microsoft asked customers last week for feedback on the portal that just replaced the decades-long practice of delivering detailed security bulletins, it got an earful from unhappy users. “Hate hate hate the new security bulletin format. HATE,” emphasized Janelle 322 in a support forum where Microsoft urged customers to post thoughts on the change.

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Users that run unpatched software beware. Hackers have been relying on an old software bug tied to the Stuxnet worm to carry out their attacks. Microsoft may have initially patched the flaw in 2010, but it’s nevertheless become the most widespread software exploit, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab.

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Microsoft this week retired the security bulletins that for decades have described each month’s slate of vulnerabilities and accompanying patches for customers — especially administrators responsible for companies’ IT operations. One patch expert reported on the change for his team. “It was like trying to relearn how to walk, run and ride a bike, all at the same time,” said Chris Goettl, product manager with patch management vendor Ivanti.

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