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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ugh...
by looncraz on Thu 16th Apr 2009 17:43 UTC
looncraz
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2005-07-24

too easy:

You blame the project for letting the bug get into a release.

If a distro fails to get the patches upstream, you blame the distro for that.

If your doing your own distro and your using an exploited release, you blame yourself.

If your running something that also works on Windows and the exploit was discovered on Windows, you blame Microsoft.

Easy.

--The loon

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