Microsoft debuted a new version of its Security Update Guide (SUG), featuring a revised look. (Microsoft)

Microsoft has come under criticism after debuting a new version of its Security Update Guide (SUG), featuring a revised look that detractors say sacrifices usability and clarity for a more streamlined format.

Previous installments of SUG articles contained vulnerability entries consisting of several written sentences describing a bug’s source, its category and complexity, how an attacker could exploit the flaw, and how the problem was fixed. These summaries have now disappeared in favor of a spreadsheet-like table that describes a vulnerability’s various attributes using primarily one-word terms that correspond to official terminology from the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSSv3) standards.

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