Thursday, 13 September 2007

Whose Been Sitting in My Chair?

Wicked Uncle Ernie (apologies to Messrs Daltry, Townshend, Entwistle and Moon) has been at it again.

According to my favourite online publication - the Inquirer - in a report by Nick Farrell, Microsoft have been indulging in some very naughty, underhand behaviour...

"Microsoft fiddles with your Windows without permission

Even if you have auto-updates switched off"

SOFTWARE GIANT, Microsoft has been caught updating punters' Windows machines without asking them.

Scott Dunn of Windows Secrets has noticed that Windows Update (WU) has recently started altering files on users' systems without displaying any dialogue box to request permission. 

So far, there is no indication what the changes actually do either. There are no software conflicts caused by the patches and no reason to kill them off.

However as Dunn said it is more of a concern that Microtus Sneakicus thinks it is allowed into your computer to tinker with files without asking. You never know what they could get up to.

Read the full article here

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