Reply to post: Re: Fear

How do you feel about single-use plastics? OK, interesting. Now tell us your views on surprise Windows updates

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Re: Fear

The machinery itself is all embedded/PLC, what went pear shaped was the software used to program it in the field/on the shop floor.

Microsoft also set some domains to not resolve using the hosts file, including all the update/telemetry ones.

Only real way would be a proxy or VPN provider that stripped/blocked, or stringent air-gap.

https://petri.com/windows-10-ignoring-hosts-file-specific-name-resolution is the relevant article on the hosts file situation.

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