Rob Pergoraro on Feeding the Security Dog

Article in the Washington Post today on the difficulty of keeping patched. It points out that it is pretty easy now days to keep your operating system patched (he must not use linux) but the applications are still rather difficult. If you’re lucky they tell you when there is a new version available, but often you must to a download the full install instead of the patch, and then run the gauntlet of declining annoying add-ons and desktop icons. With aim, every time I upgrade, I need to decline weatherbug, their IE toolbar, and a desktop icon.