Light Patch Tuesday will include new encryption rule
Microsoft is giving IT administrators a break next week, with the software giant only planning to release two patches to remedy four vulnerabilities.
Each of the bulletins, to be distributed Tuesday afternoon EST, is rated "important," meaning they do not meet Microsoft's highest-severity designation of "critical," and address issues in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and System Center Configuration Manager.
The big news out of next week's automatic update is that it will include new requirements that users must employ certificates carrying an RSA key length of at least 1,204 bits. Customers actually are encouraged to run certs with much higher key lengths, even beyond 2,048 bits. This is an additional safeguard that the software giant is releasing as a result of the Flame virus, which spread by spoofing Microsoft certificates.
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