Aimed at appeasing mouse- and keyboard-wielding users, the update is now available on file-sharing sites across the Internet
Microsoft appears to be having a hard time keeping secrets. Prior to its official announcement at last month’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 (hereinafter referred to as “Update 1”) was arguably one of Microsoft’s worst kept secrets. And now that the update is official, Redmond’s inability to keep things secret has come to the fore again, with the RTM build of Update 1 ending up on a number of cloud storage services and torrents way ahead of its scheduled public release.
The leak occurred when the said build was discovered hiding in plain sight on Microsoft’s Windows Update servers earlier this week. The company apparently did not want everyone and their curious mother to download the update and therefore employed the tried-and-tested concealment tactic of assigning the files less-than-obvious names. That tactic, however, did not work as intended on this occasion.