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Re: Windows Update: A single point of failure for the world's economy?
From: Andrew Gideon <jk28j381jdl30 () gideon org>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 11:12:53 -0400

Stefano Zanero wrote:

Enabling a world-wide auto-update feature does indeed seem much of a
security risk to me.

There was an interesting article in the Washington Post recently:

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A34978-2003Aug23?language=printer

It included the text:

        The chance of a patch wrecking Windows is dwarfed by the 
        odds that an unpatched PC will get hit. And for those 
        saying they don't trust Microsoft to fix their systems, 
        I have one question: If you don't trust this company, 
        why did you give it your money?

I like that last question, even if (or perhaps "especially since" {8^) I 
bring it to a different conclusion than others may.

        - Andrew


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