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Re: Anit-Virus help for all of us??????

  • From: Suresh Ramasubramanian
  • Date: Mon Nov 24 16:06:03 2003

[email protected]  writes on 11/24/2003 3:43 PM:

Question: What speed access is needed to guarantee "mean time to download
patches" is significantly less than "mean time to probed by packet-to-0wn"
(significantly == 20x lower still gives a 5% chance of getting 0wned while
That'd have to be very fast indeed, given that only one windows update mirror is used at a time, and patches are downloaded and applied in sequence.

Two ways to get at least some safety -

# Machine behind NAT while it is being updated
# Patches preferably downloaded onto a CD and applied offline

srs (postmaster|suresh) // gpg : EDEDEFB9
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