September 13, 2001

Automatic patching: Will it make the world safe from worms?

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet (via Yahoo): "Worms and viruses often target specific vulnerabilities in common software. But what if the terms were
reversed? Rather than attacking the vulnerability of software for malicious purposes, what if the worm or virus
actually attempted to secure the software by applying a patch? Like it or not, it is already happening."


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