Reports of Microsoft’s silent updates published on
20 Windows Secrets raised security questions for many readers.
But with a little bit of know-how, you can keep risks to a minimum when getting updates using Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
The Sept. 6 issue of Windows Secrets explained how to automate Internet Explorer 7 to access Microsoft Update once a month.
But some readers expressed displeasure at the thought of using the dreaded IE 7 even for this relatively safe chore.