Actually as I recall, I have seen pirated XP machines get critical updates
just by setting automatic updates in the control panel. This only works for
the critical updates, and you must wait for the scheduled automatic update
time, but the machine will receive the updates unless Microsoft has changed
this fairly recently.
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On
Behalf Of Ali, Saqib
Sent: Monday, December 31, 2007 10:41 AM
To: opexoc () gmail com
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: microsoft updates
you have to configure your computer to automatically get updates from
http://www.windowsupdate.com . When you go through the process the MS
site validates that that copy of windows is genuine.
On 31 Dec 2007 01:37:34 -0000, <opexoc () gmail com> wrote:
I have very simple question: if some critical security updates are
released by Microsoft then is it true that Windows is installing everyones
automatically by default ( even in pirates copy )?