Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Computer World: "Unpatched Windows PCs fall to hackers in under 5 minutes, says ISC"

Well, D-UH!

But the German Honeypot Project (where unprotected PCs are connected to the internet to gather all manner of ailments) says it is closer to 16 hours.

Thorsten Holz, of the German Honeypot Project, advises:
"[But] the time is still short, and you need to patch a system before taking it online,"

Uh... I think most updates are available only online and if you only have one PC and since it is unsafe to go online without updates...