Software security – Blaming the victim

This strikes me as blaming the victim. If software updates were easy, stabile and automatic, then more software would be updated…

An Analysis of Conficker

…may be an interesting testament to the stubbornness of some PC users to avoid staying current with the latest Microsoft security patches.  Some reports, such as the case of the Conficker outbreak within Sheffield Hospital’s operating ward, suggest that even security-conscious environments may elect to forgo automated software patching, choosing to trade off vulnerability exposure for some perceived notion of platform stability. …

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