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

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

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

    Texas, USA
    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

    New York
    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.