• Microsoft pulls KB 2952664 and KB 2976978, likely in anticipation of today’s Patch Tuesday

    Günter Born has details on Borncity.

    Long and short of it, the two notorious Win7/8.1 snooping patches, KB 2952664 and KB 2976978, which were re-re-… released last week, have been pulled.

    I fully expect to see them back later today as part of the St Patrick’s Patch Tuesday festivities. When the re-appear, they may well be marked as “Recommended” – which means you may get them installed if you aren’t careful.

    There’s a big crop of patches waiting in the wings. Now’s a good time to make sure you’re at MS-DEFCON 2, automatic updates are turned off, and your system’s braced for winter weather.