Linked by Andrew Youll on Wed 17th Aug 2005 15:52 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Windows The internet is full of hosts running unpatched versions of Windows. Should Microsoft release patching worms to fix every vulnerable system on the Internet in a matter of minutes? That's one of the hot questions that security researcher Jose Nazario, famous for his WormBlog, answered in this interview on SecurityFocus. It's a nice read, especially when they start comparing computer worms to nature phenomena.
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by Motz on Wed 17th Aug 2005 16:48 UTC
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That's what Windows Update is for. If they want to force a patch, then they should push it through Windows Update without the option to refuse the patch. There are numerous reasons for not doing this of course, most of them mutual to the idea of a "patch worm", but if they are going to do it at all, it should be through the front door and not the back.

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RE: No.
by on Wed 17th Aug 2005 18:29 in reply to "No."
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Agreed. I like to know when i'm being flam-boozled

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