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* Posts by Sam

4 posts • joined 4 Apr 2008

Microsoft Patch Tuesday promises seven fixes

Sam
Linux

Patches..

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.

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Cybercrooks plant phishing scam on crime reduction website

Sam
Happy

Who would have thought....

That a story about a government website being hacked, could turn into a flame war about speeding.

love it!

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Anti-virus hacking contest polarizes vendors

Sam
Thumb Up

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.

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BOFH: The London Underground vending machine conspiracy

Sam
Happy

Love it!

Another truly inspired creation.

Keep up the good work :D

Now to find our old UPS.....

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