The fact that it’s security and minor releases only is a very important distinction here. These generally do not break anyone’s website, plugin or themes. If you’re using a plugin that gets broken due to a security release, then that raises a red flag and a few questions about how that plugin is interacting with the WordPress core.
If you want to make changes to WordPress default behavior of keeping your site current with security/minor releases, you will need to edit your wp-config.php file. (more…)