Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 12th Jan 2006 07:36 UTC, submitted by Resolution
Bugs & Viruses Users of Windows who have set the Automatic Updates option to "Download updates for me, but let me choose when to install them" were surprised to find that the latest WMF patch had overridden these settings and not only installed the patch, but rebooted the machines as well.
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RE[2]: aaaw...
by ankitmalik on Thu 12th Jan 2006 16:47 UTC in reply to "aaaw..."
ankitmalik
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"poor people ;) Their computers rid themselves of a bad vulnerability and rebooted.. *cries* "

no! I think you are changing the topic... the patch is not the problem at all, it is a solution to a problem. but no matter how serious a problem [unless its something to do with aliens ;) ] - it still doesn't give someone sitting in Redmond a right to reboot anyone's PC without EXPLICIT Permission!

of course this has only happened in a few PCs [mountain out of molehill situation] but I am commenting generally that this situation shouldn't happen!

I once saw a video against the Trusted Computing Project and it ended with something like this ... '.. in the process of establishing trust, *they* decided not to trust you !! ' [not the exact words, but somewhat similar]

Ironic!

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