Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2009 09:54 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Whenever the Conficker worm comes up here on OSNews (or any other site for that matter) there are always a number of people who point their fingers towards Redmond, stating that it's their fault Conifcker got out. While Microsoft has had some pretty lax responses to security threats in the past, it handled the whole Conficker thing perfectly, releasing a patch even before Conficker existed, and pushing it through Windows Update. In any case, this made me wonder about Linux distributions and security. What if a big security hole pops up in a Linux distribution - who will the Redmond-finger-pointing people hold responsible?
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by parentaladvisory on Wed 15th Apr 2009 10:05 UTC
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Can only answere for my self...

Ultimatly it is the people behind the software that are responsible for developing the patch.

After that it is the distributions responsibility to package the patch and distribute it through appropriate channels(its own package repos).

If then the idiots behind the keyboard(end users) doesnt install the updated package, it is there own fault...

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