eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Jul 2 19:03:22 UTC 2010
On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 12:16 PM, Jason Ward <jasonfward at gmail.com> wrote:
> But if upgrading the latest release is going to cause me problems, but not
> running updates means my system is less secure and won't have any existing
> issues cleared, I feel like I'm caught between a rock and a hard place.
I think you're overestimating the need for updates to keep your system
secure. If you're behind a well configured firewall, don't have
non-essential services running, don't have non-trusted users with
access to the system, and don't run general purpose computing tasks
(really treating it as an appliance), then you have a very low risk
profile and not much to worry about.
I still have a series 1 TiVo which is also running Linux but I don't
think it's received an update in the last 5 years.
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