Is Windows Update a Security Issue?

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PCandNetworking

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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?
 

Qumahlin

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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?
 
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PCandNetworking

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Originally posted by Qumahlin
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!!!

Yea, she pulled a Bobitt on me! :eek:
 
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open_source

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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.
 

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