All Your Updates Are Belong to Us   Leave a comment

This story has some pretty scary implications given the trusted insider problem.

From the InformationWeek post:

Windows Update does not automatically update itself if automatic updates are turned off, according to Microsoft’s Clinton. However, Windows Secrets reports that it found the updates downloaded and installed even under those circumstances. Even Microsoft’s own reports appear to be inconsistent: Windows program manager Nick White writes on his blog that “self-updating is done regardless of whether the user has enabled automatic checking, download and/or installation of updates.”

I can verify that these updates are installed automatically, and silently, if you have automatic updates enabled.

Aside from the obvious ethical implications here, this is a potentially heart-stopping nightmare of a back door.

Advertisements

Posted September 19, 2007 by padraic2112 in OS, security, software, tech, Windows

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: