4 posts • joined Friday 4th April 2008 12:55 GMT
You know, its not just Windows that has to have patches.
Ask anyone that actually uses linux and you will find they probably have a nightly cron to keep them up to date.
Mac users dont have to run updates very often because apple simply dont patch, they leave them open and then eventually think it might be an idea to plug the hole.
Admittedly, the holes that Microsoft have to patch are often alot bigger, or at least they were.
Not a flame, just bringing some perspective to the argument.
Who would have thought....
That a story about a government website being hacked, could turn into a flame war about speeding.
Why dont they see this as good?
Surely, this is a good thing for AV vendors?
A group of highly skilled attackers are going to find ways to circumvent the current protection. Then, the vendors will be informed. It just means someone responsible will find the hole so it can be patched, before some miscreant can find the hole and exploit it, possibly for months before its patched.
if you were to take the same situation, but a pentest instead, you'd have vendors stampeding over dead mothers graves to get the chance.
Just my tuppence worth.
Another truly inspired creation.
Keep up the good work :D
Now to find our old UPS.....
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