3042058 – Update to Default Cipher Suite Priority Order – Version: 1.1

Revision Note: V1.1 (October 13, 2015): Advisory revised to announce that the Default Cipher Suite Prioritization update (3042058), originally released May 12, 2015 via the Microsoft Download Center (DLC) only, is now also available via Microsoft Update (MU) and Windows Server Update Services (WSUS). This is an update offering venue change only. There were no changes to the update files. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not need to take any action.
Summary: On May 12, 2015, Microsoft announced the availability of an update to cryptographic cipher suite prioritization in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2. The update added additional cipher suites to the default list on affected systems and improved cipher suite priority ordering. The improvements were in keeping with ongoing efforts to bolster the effectiveness of encryption in Windows operating systems.

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