Unfortunate, but true; because people consistently fail (or refuse) to adequately protect their computers against attack, Microsoft is considering whether to make automatic download and installation of security updates the default option for Windows.

As far as security updates are concerned, I agree with this proposed new policy; the truth is that many people — through ignorance, laziness, whatever — place their computers in danger by failing to keep them properly patched. As long as the patches work, automatic updates may well be a good solution to this problem.