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Unofficial Microsoft patches help hackers, not security
From: Joe Average <yahooinsider () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2006 18:33:10 +0000

It has been said on C|NET/SecurityFocus and other places that "experts" are
telling people to use unofficial patches, and to make things worse the
"experts" are releasing patches. You've got to wonder who these "experts"
are. By releasing unofficial patches, all you're doing is aiding the
hackers, it doesn't help the situation one little bit for the overall
picture of protecting Microsoft consumers. The majority of consumers aren't
getting your unofficial patches, but you can be sure the hackers are using
them, and using them to their advantage. If these unofficial patches weren't
being released and experts weren't telling people to use them, I wouldn't be
calling for Microsoft to bring forward the release date for the patch before
the end of the week. It's the "experts" here who have now made the situation
ten times worse, by giving their very bad advice and releasing their own
unofficial patches.

Well done the experts,

You deserve the title after all

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