Re: Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Pennywise@DerryMaine.Gov, Nov 3, 2008.

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    "Tanel Kagan" <tanelkagan@(nospamatall).hotmail.com> wrote:

    >Hi group,
    >
    >Does anyone know of an independent (i.e. non-Microsoft) website that gives
    >details about each of the windows updates, and whether it is a good idea to
    >install them?
    >
    >Microsoft pretty much advises you to install everything, but it would be
    >nice to know in fact which ones you should avoid and which are really
    >essential.


    I find it difficult to know what an update fixes - I disable auto
    updates; and only install the needed ones - (I will read of the ones
    of importance /. mostly).

    Basically tho, if the update fixes a problem that will allow another
    program to run it's almost always a Buffer Overflow.

    A Buffer Overflow is easy to fix, you just need to test the
    file/program for it; this takes too much time and omitted as a cost
    effective measure.


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    , Nov 3, 2008
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  2. Guest

    wrote:

    >A Buffer Overflow is easy to fix, you just need to test the
    >file/program for it; this takes too much time and omitted as a cost
    >effective measure.


    To add, there are so many Buffer Overflow problems that SP2 introduced
    DEP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875352
    Not once does it mention Buffer Overflow - that's why it's hard to
    find out what a bug fixes, as you have to read between the lines.

    Buffer Overflow = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffer_Overflow
    and reads like the support link

    /. by the way is Slashdot.org they will alert one of major problems
    that need to be updated - mostly to make fun of windows users :)

    Most updates in the past have been to fix I.E. a program that no one
    should be using in the first place.


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