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RE: Operating Systems Security, "Microsoft Security, baby steps"
From: "Schmehl, Paul L" <pauls () utdallas edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 10:22:27 -0600

-----Original Message-----
From: full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com 
[mailto:full-disclosure-admin () lists netsys com] On Behalf Of 
Todd Burroughs
Sent: Thursday, March 18, 2004 2:17 AM
To: full-disclosure () lists netsys com
Subject: [Full-disclosure] Operating Systems Security, 
"Microsoft Security, baby steps"

Updating any OS is a pain in the ass, but all of them have 
flaws and need to be updated.  I find that at least with the 
UNIX-like ones, you can go on the Net and do your updates 
faster than you get rooted.

This is foolish thinking.  Do you really think that, when a patch comes
out, *then* the hackers start working on exploits?  The exploits were
being used *long* before the patch comes out.  The only thing a patch
gets you is protection against *future* hack attempts against *that*

Paul Schmehl (pauls () utdallas edu)
Adjunct Information Security Officer
The University of Texas at Dallas
AVIEN Founding Member

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