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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Imagine the tech support nightmare
by jessta on Thu 18th Aug 2005 03:04 UTC
jessta
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2005-08-17

Updates are always a difficult process, sometimes they break things. eg.XP service pack 2
But at least when you do apply them you know that you applied them and can take steps to figure out how to fix the newly created problem.
If patches are applied without your knowledge then you have no starting point with which to fix things.
Very Bad Idea.

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