Microsoft’s released a new flavour of Windows 10. Windows 10 IoT Core Pro is a version of the OS destined for original equipment manufacturers cooking up connected things. Redmond says the Pro cut’s big differentiator is “the ability to defer updates and control distribution of updates through Windows Server Update Services.” “With these servicing options,” Microsoft’s Billy Anders writes “we are bringing flexibility for our partners and customers to help meet their servicing needs while helping ensuring their devices are secure and managed.” Or not, if a thing-maker decides to defer updates and therefore deprive things of fixes. And seeing as things are online … you get the rest, starting with the probe for the state of a Windows IoT Core Pro device, the p0wnage that follows and the red faces as someone explains they had a perfectly good reason for turning off security updates.
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ORIGINAL SOURCE: The Register