Friday, August 22, 2003

So let me get this straight. Microsoft finds and fixes a security hole. The fix is published for the world to have and apply. Only the blackhats seem to actually retrieve and review these patches, and instead of applying them, they exploit them. So by posting these patches, windows is only seeding the virus makers with ideas. For my personal systems, I'd happily accept automatic updates. For my work equipment though, I don't think I'd be comfortable. Granted, we are developing extensively in C# so I am more worried about "updates" that are flawed than average joe user. InfoWorld: Microsoft ponders automatic patching: August 22, 2003: By : Platforms

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