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Standard User herbgold
(member) Wed 29-Jul-15 07:11:29
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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Leo Kelion on the BBC web site says "But on the eve of Windows 10's release, Microsoft told the BBC it had added an option to defer all Home Edition updates, security fixes aside."

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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Jul-15 09:18:03
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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In reply to a post by techguy:
No bad thing

Why do you reckon that it isn't a "bad thing"??

Just to summarise, Microsoft has now built in the ability for an external source being able to take control of my Operating System & provide it with "updates" without my being able to prevent it!

It sounds like a "Hacker's-Dream" to me (& a nightmare for anyone who has the slightest concern over Security)!

Regards,
John
Standard User herbgold
(member) Wed 29-Jul-15 10:31:46
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See my post below (you can elect not to have automatic updates).
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Edited by herbgold (Wed 29-Jul-15 10:34:48)


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Standard User johnjburness
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 29-Jul-15 11:15:41
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Re: Windows 10 updates to be automatic and mandatory


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In reply to a post by herbgold:
See my post below (you can elect not to have automatic updates).
My post

Acknowledged!

However, this certainly appears to be a late change of tactic - but even then, it appears to only be an option to opt-out of the "additional-Features" aspect, since it indicates that you won't be able to opt-out of the Security-Updates - hence, it DOESN'T appear to let you stop an outsider (albeit the intention that this is Microsoft) taking over your PC & updating the Operating System to its heart's content - allegedly in the name of Security!

Historically, that (IMHO) has been one of the bug-bears of Microsoft - it has always allowed "back-doors" to enable further development - just unfortunate that it is usually the "Hackers" that exploit these "further developments!

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John
Standard User herbgold
(member) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:32:46
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I take your point, but aren't those Microsoft Security Updates in the same category as antivirus updates, which are also automatic and which one also needs to take on trust?
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:37:48
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Well that's a good reason to wait for SP2 or its modern day equivalent. Public sector bodies tend to lag behind the rest. Partly out of costs/hardware, but mostly out of not forcing untested software on systems.

If Win10 forces the issue, public sector systems (IT dept aside) will give it a miss completely. This ever-increasing mandatory linking to on-line and cloud systems is going to end in tears one day.
Standard User DavidFinbarr
(freechataholic) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:57:50
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In reply to a post by herbgold:
See my post below (you can elect not to have automatic updates).
My post


Any tec site reporting that info?

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 29-Jul-15 12:59:48
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Cloud systems for anything but non-important non-confidential stuff are the biggest hacker danger on the planet.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User Sark
(legend) Wed 29-Jul-15 13:32:41
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Not patching your system is like leaving your front door wide open and going out for the day. WAY WAY more risky than letting a highly trusted tradesmen in once a month to fix the locks.

John.
Standard User herbgold
(member) Wed 29-Jul-15 14:12:47
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Not in the first two pages of Google results (lost patience at that point).
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