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When someone does not want to be tracked what he downloaded, the best way how to get the file at the moment is in my opinion Bittorrent. Bittorrent supports encryption and one can force it to allow only encrypted streams, the ISP or anyone else in the middle has no chance to find out which parts where downloaded from where. And the torrent hash file is a ...


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Updates should be applied as soon as they can safely be applied. A balance of functionality/availability and security needs to be found. Updates should never be immediately applied without testing. Appropriate testing needs to be performed to verify that the updates work and don’t break any existing functionality. This is where policy comes in. The ...


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Depends highly on the update, you always stand the chance that a new update will be itself a security risk, or expose one while addressing another, but you also can assume it will be widespread,, and that by adopting it early you enter a large pool of recent known attack targets. I agree with sschroeder, it depends on the environment, for the average home ...


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The general rule of thumb is to apply the updates in a test or parallel environment, run tests, then approve for general release. In some cases, people will apply patches to live environments but on lower priority servers and be willing to suffer outages on the less critical systems. BUT, because of the criticality of a lot of patches, it is also advised ...



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