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Friday The 13th 2022 KB5013624 Cumulative Update for .NET
by Mike Levin
Friday, May 13, 2022
OMG, my machine is slow! It must be a bad Internet connection. Oh, it’s one of
o those auto-updates loading in the background. Let’s see, it’s the May 10th
KB5013624 update. Hmm, it’s about stopping a .NET phishing vulnerability. But
it’s Friday the 13th, not May 10. This bodes well.
Okay, let it finish downloading and my Internet speed will be back to normal.
It’s done downloading and Internet still sucks. Hmmm, okay I’ll reboot. But
when I do the cumulative service pack will have been installed and I’ll have
lost my chance to read about it first. Okay, google it up.
There’s a page. Okay, let’s see… yep, a .NET vulnerability like I thought.
But what else? Doesn’t say. Let me look deeper. Still doesn’t say. I searched
in Google. Maybe you have to search in Bing for Microsoft to answer your
questions. That’s silly, stop thinking that way. Oh, there’s Microsoft trying
to peddle a Microsoft 365 subscription to me. Nanhhh, not paranoid.
Okay, just let this thing install. Pray that it’s not the Windows 11 install
because the Virtual Desktop animation that makes Windows so Mac-like, which
made the Mac so Amiga-like is about all that helps me keep my sanity on these
Jonny-Come-Lately platforms that took over the world.
I’ll upgrade to Windows 11 when that virtual desktops have smooth
transitions… oh,and when they stop lying about WSL supporting Linux graphics
under Windows 11. It doesn’t. I was almost fooled… again.