Strange Windows update creates confusion, panic

September 30, 2015

On Wednesday, users – both home and – started sharing details on a strange delivered by Microsoft.

The update itself used a string of random characters in the description, along with resource URLs using a similar format pointed at .gov, .mil, and .edu addresses.

On the Microsoft Answers community, a user posted details of the update, delivered at 0430 their time, which sparked a number of conversations.

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