Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    89
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts

    Question 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.

    Charles

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    10,307
    Thanks
    130
    Thanked 1,159 Times in 1,067 Posts
    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
    -------
    R4

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to ruirib For This Useful Post:

    csmart4125 (2013-11-15)

  4. #3
    Star Lounger
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    89
    Thanks
    40
    Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
    Thanks, Ruirib.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •