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shakeeb
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6/30/2015 | 9:55:10 AM
Re: Why?
I wonder why Samsung would take such a decision and how Microsoft would react to it. 
Ashu001
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6/30/2015 | 9:41:56 AM
Re: Why?
Thomas,

The Answer is basically that Samsung was too busy trying to protect and Holdonto their Bloatware which just makes PCs go slower and is basically still incompatible with Windows 8.1

More from Graham Cluley-grahamcluley.com/2015/06/samsung-disabled-windows-update

Really,really foolish move on Samsung's part ;especially when one realizes that Zero-day bugs are happily tracked and hunted in the Wild on the Internet today.Any move to REDUCE basic Software protection is really,really dumb.

Regards

Ashish.

 
Ashu001
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6/30/2015 | 9:35:13 AM
Re: Why?
Gary,

I don't think this was the only reason why Samsung blocked Windows Updates.

They did because(atleast initially);they wanted to give Consumers more Control over when they can update their Systems-www.bbc.com/news/technology-33269868

To me (personally) it just feels like a case of one Company trying to gain an ego-boost over the other.

I think it was really-really foolish on Samsung's part to think that they can give Consumers control over such a critical issue(especially at a time when Zero-Day Vulnerabilities are getting targetted like theirs no tommorow;Check out the latest Adobe Flash Player zero-day bug hackers for starters).

But then,I am a security Guy and look at everything from that Angle only.

What do Marketers and Company Execs feel about this issue?

I daresay the feeling might be a little more different.

 

 

 

 
Gary_EL
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6/29/2015 | 7:26:04 PM
Re: Why?
I read earlier, on this same website, that the reason was that Microsoft Update would automatically update a driver for Samsung's USB 3.0 port. The peculiarities of that port were incompatible with with the Microsoft driver. I wonder how they got around that issue?
Thomas Claburn
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6/29/2015 | 6:52:30 PM
Why?
What would Samsung gain by blocking updates?
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