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2013-11-14, 20:16 #1
appearance of new update, KB 2868725
After I finished downloading the current updates following the patch lady's instructions, KB 2868725 appeared. The description of this update can be found on technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/advisory/868725
The description of this update is way beyond me and mentions "... removes RC4 as an available cipher on affected systems through registry settings." and "... also allows developers to remove RC4 in selected applications."
Is there something I should do before downloading this update? What programs might this update, KB 2868725, affect?
Thanks in advance for helping me figure out what to do with this update.
2013-11-14, 20:42 #2
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There is nothing for you to worry about this update. RC4 is an encryption protocol that could be used in communications using a protocol name HTTPS. By disabling it, Microsoft is ensuring RC4 won't be used by native OS apps and thus you won't be exposed to the known protocol vulnerabilities.
There is a bit of more technical info here, which you can read if you want to, but the main idea is that you can go ahead and install the update.Rui
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2013-11-15, 03:50 #3