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Re: Compromised machines liable for damage?

  • From: Valdis.Kletnieks
  • Date: Thu Dec 29 05:56:27 2005

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).....

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