• MS-DEFCON 2: Make sure auto updates is turned off, as MS re-re-…-releases KB 2952664 and KB 2976978

    We’re seeing a replay of February’s Patch Tuesday run –

    Microsoft re-releases snooping patches KB 2952664, KB 2976978

    … except this time it isn’t Patch Tuesday. No idea what’s been changed in those two proto-snooping patches. No idea why they’re being re-re-…-released on the first Tuesday of the month. But they are coming out as Optional, which means they won’t get installed unless you check the corresponding box in Windows Update.

    Anyway, best to get locked down. We’re at MS-DEFCON 2: Patch reliability is unclear. Unless you have an immediate, pressing need to install a specific patch, don’t do it.

    Oh and, yes, it looks like Windows Update is working again, after taking a month off.

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