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Re: Compromised machines liable for damage?
On Wed, 28 Dec 2005 13:20:51 PST, Owen DeLong said: > Denying patches doesn't tend to injure the trespassing user so much as > it injures the others that get attacked by his compromised machine. > I think that is why many manufacturers release security patches to > anyone openly, while restricting other upgrades to registered users. Color me cynical, but I thought the manufacturers did that because a security issue has the ability to convince non-customers that your product sucks, while other bugs and upgrades only convince the sheep that already bought the product that the product is getting Even Better!(tm).....