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RE: Why can't Firefox and Thunderbird find their own updates?
From: Leif Ericksen <leife () dls net>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 08:34:41 -0600

This one comment:
I think we're closer to the day when all apps will update themselves.

Makes me think Grid computing...  Globus network, world grid.  If we are
all installed on a grid and have the software 'owned' by the grid we can
have disk less workstations just login to the grid and you are good to
go no worries!  But then again who owns your data and who has access to
all your information?  Unless the grid is designed with FLAWLESS
security potentially anybody on the grid would have access to your data
then.

There is good and bad in auto updates.  I would rather be prompted to
the fact that updates are available and asked if I want to update them.


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Leif Ericksen
On Tue, 2006-01-03 at 13:12 -0500, Sadler, Connie wrote:
 I think we're closer to the day when all apps will update themselves.
Why not? As end users, we might like to think we're in control, but
that's never been the case. We should be knowledgeable about what our
options are, but if a computer can do something to save me time, I say
"go for it!"

Connie J. Sadler, CM, CISSP, CISM, GIAC GSLC
Director, IT Security, Brown University
Box 1885, Providence, RI 02912
Office: 401-863-7266

-----Original Message-----
From: pg_vlad () hotmail com [mailto:pg_vlad () hotmail com] 
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 5:27 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Why can't Firefox and Thunderbird find their own updates?

An update, is a minor patch EX: v1.0.2 -> v1.0.3 you are talking wholey
new version as opposed to minor build updates.

I also prefer not having the browser take away my ability to see what is
bieng installed. If you would rather not see the updates, then use IE.

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