CIO Magazine: FrankenPatch — the story of SQL Slammer

Some interesting conclusions that patching doesn’t work. Not convinced that I agree. Patching may not work if the underlying operating system is insecure enough, perhaps. But an interesting read.

CIO: FrankenPatch. “Those looking to cast blame–and there were many–cried a familiar refrain: If everyone had just patched his system in the first place, Slammer wouldn’t have happened. But that’s not true. And therein lies our story. Slammer was unstoppable. Which points to a bigger issue: Patching no longer works.” Link from Tomalak’s Realm

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