One more reason to use Linux, if you aren’t already.

From a CNet article.

“Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users’ knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates.”

Wow. Updating Windows without your being aware of it? And after telling it not to? That’s what spyware does. It’s what the bad guys do. And now, it’s what Microsoft does.

There’s a saying in the computer security field that if a bad guy gets physical access to your computer, it’s not your computer anymore. If Microsoft can silently update Windows against our will, whose computer is it?