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Microsoft Ironically Proves Forced Windows Updates Don’t Make Any Sense

Microsoft Ironically Proves Forced Windows Updates Don’t Make Any Sense (Trends, Reports, Analysis)

In addition to upgrading some devices to Windows 10 without users’ consent, Microsoft also decided originally to provide Windows 10 Home users with no delay options as far as updates shipped to their devices via Windows Update go. More recently, however, Microsoft had a slight change of mind, allowing Home users to delay the updates for up to 7 days, after which their devices are automatically updated. But when it comes to the reason for installing Windows updates when they become available, Microsoft itself proved recently that the risk of security exploits isn’t the top concern. At the Blue Hat IL event earlier this month, data shared by Microsoft’s Security Response Center revealed that most of the cyber-attacks aimed at Windows computers aren’t based on patched exploits, but on zero days. According to Redmond’s own data, only 2% to 3% of the patched vulnerabilities are being exploited in attacks launched 30 days after the update becomes available.

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