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Microsoft warns users to kill botched KB 2949927 patch

This update is for Windows 7 users. Directly from Microsoft (

"This update has been removed from the Download Center because of an issue with the update. Microsoft is researching this problem and will post more information in this article when the information becomes available. We recommend that customers who are experiencing issues with this update uninstall this update. To do this, follow these steps:

Click Start,
click Control Panel,
click Programs and Features,
and then click View installed updates.
Select “Security update for Microsoft Windows (KB2949927)” and then click Uninstall.”
**You’ll need to right click on the install to access the uninstall option.**

I found using search (just type in “KB2949927”) was a whole lot faster. After the update you’ll need to reboot your computer.

Kmart hacked – payment systems compromised by malware

Don’t shoot the messenger! Man, there’s been a lot of security breaches disclosed this week…

SSLv3 Poodle Attack Check

You may have heard about the (latest) security vulnerability affecting the SSL protocol. This one is called “Poodle”, but don’t let the cuddly name fool you.

Details are still being slowly released about it, but it’s a vulnerability that affects the protocol itself, so both servers and browsers are affected. There will be a blog post soon, but in the meantime if you want to check your browser to see if it’s vulnerable, here’s an easy test.

Firefox has released an addon that blocks this vulnerability, and Chrome does so without an addon. IE and Safari are still… ummm, yeah.

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