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  • The perils of shouting “fire” in a crowd of PC patchers

    Posted on January 30th, 2020 at 11:26 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    It happens over and over again. Microsoft releases a patch and the world panics. Dire predictions of doom stampede Windows customers into installing patches, like, yesterday. Then — poof! — the threat disappears. The news cycle changes and nobody hears about the big, bad security hole. Who gets hurt when the industry cries “Wolf!”?

    Diatribe in Computerworld Woody on Windows.