Microsoft's patches: Can you trust them?

Discussion in 'News' started by SimonV, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. SimonV
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    Microsoft's patches: Can you trust them?

    News Analysis: Instead of spending time and money implementing every patch that Microsoft releases, stick to the service packs and bolster your security policy, say experts.

    To survive the next Slammer-like virus attack, updating applications and operating systems with every patch that Microsoft releases is the worst thing any business can do, according to advice from security experts and industry analysts.

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    1. Nelix
      Well what do you expect from microsoft??? :?:
    2. Phil
      What he's saying is just common sense, I'd have thought most people at least check what a patch does before screwing over their server. Is the risk of opening another hole greater than the hole the patch is covering? It's a lottery. Best defence is a decent firewall and a big stick to beat users with.

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