Software updates

Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_topic_old
Software updates
Avatar
Mindblower
Montreal, Canada
Member
Forum Posts: 556
Member Since:
September 17, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
June 23, 2019 - 2:31 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

I took my discussion about software updates here, because it was in the wrong place but mostly because I do not believe software updates are mainly for security flaws - rather for minor tweaking.

Some vendors supply you with a list of items that were done in the latest improvement. If you read first, you have a better understanding as whether to install or ignore.

The only times I do not get a chance to decide for myself, is when I receive security updates for my security software. Even with Windows (8.1 for me), I get the option to ignore some updates.

There is often a fear that if one does not update programs on their computer, they are at risk. I hope there are people out that can shed light on this topic.

And just because a computer is connected to the Internet (receiving updates), a properly installed and maintained security layer(s) of protection will keep users safe. Otherwise while simply surfing or connecting to DCT puts one in danger.

Restating, I believe much of the software (not security software) is for bug fixes and new features one does not really need. Also believe this is just a way for a vendor to keep their product alive (advertising) to attract new customers (even if the software is free), Mindblower!

"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

Avatar
Mindblower
Montreal, Canada
Member
Forum Posts: 556
Member Since:
September 17, 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
June 28, 2019 - 8:54 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

There is a security site https://iotscanner.bullguard.com/ which will tell you if your computer is or better yet has been compromised in the past. I have included two screen shots to allow you to see my results (and hopefully if you log into the site above, you will get the same results), Mindblower!2019-06-28-08_46_27-Internet-of-Things-IoT-Scanner-BullGuard-Waterfox.jpgImage Enlarger

2019-06-28-08_44_40-Internet-of-Things-IoT-Scanner-BullGuard-Waterfox.jpgImage Enlarger

"Light travels faster than sound;
That is why some people seem bright until you hear them speak"

Forum Timezone: America/Indiana/Indianapolis

Most Users Ever Online: 271

Currently Online:
20 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 2378

Moderators: 7

Admins: 4

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 19

Topics: 1802

Posts: 12962

Administrators: Jim Hillier, Richard Pedersen, David Hartsock, Marc Thomas

Moderators: Carol Bratt, dandl, Jason Shuffield, Jim Canfield, Terry Hollett, Dick Evans, Sergey Grankin

Scroll to Top

WHY NOT SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER?

Get great content like this delivered to your inbox!

It's free, convenient, and delivered right to your inbox! We do not spam and we will not share your address. Period!