Microsoft is now releasing patches for vulnerabilities in the software it has been using to encrypt communications between its employees and government officials.
The company’s patching program is also available through its own online portal and on Microsoft’s blog.
The new updates include a number of fixes for vulnerabilities that were previously reported and could be used to allow employees to more securely communicate with government officials and others.
Microsoft has been working with law enforcement and the intelligence community for the past few months to get the vulnerabilities patched, the company said.
Microsoft’s security team has been looking into the vulnerabilities since October and has been reviewing data about the vulnerabilities reported by the intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Microsoft is offering its patch through a new online portal, Microsoft Patch Center, and also through a separate blog post.
Microsoft says the patches will be automatically downloaded when the software is installed on a device, but that you can manually download them using the Windows Defender tool.
Microsoft said the security patches are available through the following download channels: Download Windows Defender for Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98/ME, Windows 95, Windows 64, Windows OS, Windows 2.0 (Win64), Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows PE, Windows 3.1, Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows Mobile 4.1.
The patch also comes in two versions.
The first is a security update that addresses the known vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook.
The second is a software update that fixes vulnerabilities in Windows Defender, Microsoft Windows Defender and Windows Defender Essentials.
Microsoft did not offer any additional details about the security updates it released in October.