Actually it CAN steal money from you - and that's the point
Posted Oct 31, 2011 16:48 UTC (Mon) by khim
In reply to: Who will pay for it?
Parent article: The embedded long-term support initiative
...and obviously, an entertainment centre that has bugs is fine, because it is not safety critical and cannot be used to steal money from you....
It can be used for that - and that's the point.
Money themselves (coins and banknotes) were one of the first objects which employed "security updates" in it's design.
"Security updates" are not something invented with software - on the contrary, they have centuries long history! And yes, they worked. Frauds happened all the time, but as long as they were rare enough "security patches" worked. They worked for so long - why do you think tomorrow everything will suddenly collapse? What exactly changed today?
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