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antdude
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Users take their time over Java and Flash updates

»www.h-online.com/security/news/i···574.html from »www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.···d=136578

"Of the computers studied by Kaspersky in the third quarter, 35 per cent suffered from a Java vulnerability and 19 per cent from a vulnerability in an Adobe product. Comparing Kaspersky's quarterly security reports from 2010 to 2012 shows that the Oracle and Adobe update agents are not good enough at getting their users to carry out updates. Since 2010, Java and Flash Player have enjoyed an uninterrupted reign at the top of the Kaspersky list. Microsoft, in contrast, has gradually dropped out of the top 10, suggesting that its patch routines are working."
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StuartMW
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Uh oh. I see silent and unrequested automatic updates coming

"Our users are too dumb/lazy so we'll take care of them"

I stopped needing a nanny long ago. Actually not sure I ever had one.
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goalieskates
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reply to antdude
Once bitten, twice shy.

Users take their time because they've seen buggy updates brought out that kill one thing or another - the browser if you're lucky, the whole computer if you're not. It makes people cautious.

If the early adopters survive without problems, then it's time. (Which is also the argument against automatic updates.)


Cartel
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reply to antdude
Well with flash it don't matter because the last 5 frigging updates were vulnerable by the time they fixed it.


Smith6612
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reply to goalieskates
True. Lately, Java hasn't been too much of a troublemaker with breaking systems or browsers. Usually Java breaks itself to a point where you have to use the Windows Installer Clean-up tool or Revo Uninstaller to take it out of the system rather than the traditional uninstaller. I've been finding Flash has been breaking browsers left and right. Making IE hang and fail to load pages, locking up Firefox and making it crash out on exit, and consuming an unneeded amount of RAM. Most of the issues I've seen have been resolved by doing a full uninstall and re-install, but normally Adobe Updates don't break software like that according to my own experience.