North American Network Operators Group|
Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical
AOL fixing Microsoft default settings
Without notice AOL has been modifying the operating system settings of users with AOL software installed on Windows computers. Although complaints about Windows' Messenger pop-up spam continue to grow, few users bother to turn off the Windows' Messenger service. Starting two weeks ago AOL used the self-updating machanism in AOL's software to turn-off the Windows' Messenger service. AOL has turned it off on 15 million users computers so far. http://www.securityfocus.com/news/7278 How many other ISPs intend to follow AOL's practice and use their connection support software to fix the defaults on their customer's Windows computers?