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Re: Windows Update: A single point of failure for the world's economy?
From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed () reedmedia net>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 2003 15:11:50 -0700 (PDT)
On Wed, 3 Sep 2003, Paul Schmehl wrote:
Enabling a world-wide auto-update feature does indeed seem much of a
security risk to me.
More of a risk than up2date for RedHat or emerge -u system for Gentoo? Or
cvsup for *BSD?
cvsup (or cvs) to update to new operating system or ports/pkgsrc sources
is different because:
- you don't get the final product; the binaries are not built
automatically nor installed.
- it is used to build from source; and the source code changes can
be compared and reviewed by anyone.
Jeremy C. Reed
p.s. If you are a pkgsrc user, be sure to install and use
p.p.s. I help run a BSD security update service; I don't think any of our
customers automatically upgrade with security updates although it is