Is Windows Update a Security Issue?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by PCandNetworking, May 17, 2002.

  1. On another Forum I post on, someone recommended turning off Windows Update, saying that it is a big SECURITY HOLE. Does anyone have proof it's not?
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Asking for proof of not is somthing hard to do...

    do you have proof that you didn't sleep with my girlfriend!!!! well..do ya!!!

    I personally don't know of any security issues with windows update, I mean unless someone wrote a trojan or virus to redirect where the updates were coming from and such. So the bigger question lies in does anyone have any specific examples how it is a security hole?
     
  3. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Haven't heard this before. Turn it off and just update manually if you are concerned with it.
     
  4. Yea, she pulled a Bobitt on me! :eek:
     
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Some people worry too much.
     
  6. open_source

    open_source Guest

    The only time it is a security risk is when the updates that are downloaded open up other vulnerabilities like the recent IE security patch has done.