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RE: Unofficial Microsoft patches help hackers, not security
From: "Todd Towles" <toddtowles () brookshires com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 15:36:47 -0600

MW said:
this happened with the last pnp exploit
one of the worms patched the hole,
thus ensuring their malware stayed,
and the box was no longer vuln
( to the competition??? can we say adware? )

looks like a growing trend.

Agreed, this is a problem. But real problem is that it was attacked,
infected without detection. So cares if it is patched or not...if the
person watching the box doesn't know it..then let it get infected with
million things. The blame goes to the administrator is the box for not
cleaning the infection.

This trend does nothing to prove netdev's post however. The situtation
that MW shows here, happens all the time. How many people are infected
with SDBot, but then apply the correct Microsoft patch to fix the hole.
They are still infected....the patch being applied after the fact has no
real effect on the security of the system.
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