OK I found out this all happened near the end of March ... this is from the Wilders Security Forum dated April 08 2014 ...
Very strange - MS root certs for XP
Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by FanJ, Apr 8, 2014 at 3:12 PM.
(yes, I know that MS is stopping updates for XP and that today was the latest)
System: Windows XP Dutch
As you may know: updates for MS root certs on XP are optional and are differently handled compared to newer Windows versions.
The latest update for root certs for XP was from March 2014, which I had installed.
See http://www.wildersse...ndows-xp-march- 2014.361286/
Today I see that there is an update for root certs for XP dated November 2013.
To be honest, I am kind of flabbergasted that I was offered an update from November 2013 while I had installed the update from March 2014.
I am wondering whether other users on XP are seeing the same. Probably on other language versions of MS XP.
What is going on here? Is this right? Is there an error on the MS Dutch update site? Is this also happening on other language versions of XP?
Anyone know more about this? Any input is more than welcome!
Maybe I will try to upload some screenshots but I don't know whether I will succeed with that on the new board forum software.
also from DSL Reports ... 25 March 2014
Update for Root Certificates for Windows XP recalled on 3/25/2014?
I just checked my two/2 XP SP3 machines' Windows Updates and noticed "Update for Root Certificates for Windows XP [November 2013] (KB931125)".
According to both machines' histories, I got "Update for Root Certificates for Windows XP [March 2014] (KB931125)" on 3/11/2014.
What's going on? Did MS recalled March 2014's root certificates?
Thanks for raising the question.
The same thing as you noticed, has also been noticed by folks at Wilders:
(with link to this thread here at DSLR/BBR)
Edited by monroe, 11 April 2014 - 01:27 PM.