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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Matter of Mentality
by rayiner on Thu 12th Jan 2006 09:07 UTC
rayiner
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2005-07-06

Security isn't about fancy security systems, as Microsoft seems to think it is. It's about simple, predictable, and transparent software. This is the key flaw in Window's design, and its not something you fix with code. It's an institutional problem, rooted in the mentality of the programmers. It's a question of dependability. Does anyone here trust Windows Update? I know I don't, not since a bad network patch hosed my Windows network at home. If the user cannot trust the system, then any pretense of security is illusory. The game is over before it even begins.

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