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10.4. Automatic Updates

It might come as a surprise to you that most Internet attacks don't occur when online lowlifes discover a hole in Windows' security. As it turns out, they're not quite that smart.

Instead, what usually happens is that Microsoft discovers the soft spot. (Actually, some super-brainiac researcher usually finds the hole, and then notifies Microsoft.) Microsoft then puts together a security patch, which it releases to its millions of customers to protect them.


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