From: AJ Mc Kee (linuxuser at domain ireland.com)
Date: Sat 23 Oct 1999 - 12:09:54 IST
In alll honesty what did they expect. It's only a matter of time if in fact it has not already been done that "live updates" will do more harm to people than actual use. In theroy I could put the code in my web site to download and install backorrifice to any person who vistis my web site. And the same may be said for Linux. Corel are trying to implement some type of live update as well. (Live update for consists of ftping to a site that has somethig that I want) I don't want a smart computer that tell's me that it's going to get a new version of itself A) Beacuse I am stil trying to get to grips with the "old version" B) I hate "smart update"
For instance all it takes is somebody feeling really smart one monday morning to hace say Norton and issue a false update that is in actual a virus and not a antibotic.
Heck anyhow what do ppl expect when they use this "Technology"
Anyhow thats for the opp to rant I've been meaning to get that off my chest for some time!
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