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I would argue that hackers target the platform that provides them the best return on their development investment.
If a single iOS intrusion resulted in 10X "revenue" to a given Android intrusion (to make up numbers) then there'd be 10X effort put into Apple. If it's 1000 times harder (again, to pick a number) then the 10X effort won't be enough and so effort would be redirected back to Android.
Have you seen the news? Microsoft is saying you should uninstall the security update for MS14-045 From the article below:
"Installation went smoothly. After rebooting everything worked fine. But when I shut down my notebook and switched it on a little later it came up with a blue screen with a Stop 0x50 in Win32k.sys. I could not even boot into safe mode as Windows failed to start no matter which mode chose," wrote a user identified as "xformer" to start a now-long thread on Microsoft's support discussion forum.
So if you check the link that gives more information about the bad update (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms14-045.aspx[^] ) then you will see that the KB number is: 2984615 That is the number that is displayed in your View Update History so why M$ refers to it as this other number I have no idea. Well, it's because they like to create confusion, of course. Also, when you try to determine if that KB is installed on your computer, you will have a hard time, because you can't easily -- or maybe at all -- sort by those values.
Way to go, Microsoft. Here's the quick path to how to get to a place which displays installed updates:
Control Panel\System and Security\Windows Update\View update history
And, actually, I really wouldn't want that. I don't think. I guess. I mean I've been developing software for Microsoft since Win 3.0. There was a period of time when Windows owned the OS market and things were easier, really. Now users can be picky and software has to run on a gazillion different platforms. Save us from it all, web apps.
As a perpetual patchday slacker I haven't installed last weeks updates yet at home. Does anyone know if MS has yanked this from the default available patch list?
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I was lazy also and hadn't updated until late last evening. I believe M$ did pull it, because I didn't see any problem. But I heard this story on the way to work this morning and am very interested in checking my laptop to see.
Also, I updated my Win 7 64 bit VM at work on friday and don't see the patch in there.
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