The Non-Virtuous Patch-Hack Circle
Patches are great for those who use them -- and install them quickly. But for
those who ignore patches, gosh help ya. The old hacker trick of dissecting patches
and exploiting the holes continues, and often it takes only a day for jerks
to build and release an exploit.
That's just what happened last
month and again last week, when exploits came out on the second Wednesday
of the month (and the patches on Tuesday). The advice here is to take patches
seriously and install them quickly.
What do you think? Is there something wrong with the patch process? And how
would you hunt down and punish the hackers? Let us know by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 10/15/2007 at 1:15 PM