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Whenever Microsoft publishes a security update, especially for a highly publicized and obviously widespread security breach, thousands of people will not immediately download update.
In fact, tens-of-thousands of users will not download these security updates for days, weeks, even months (if ever).
So let me ask what seems like a very elementary question: By publishing security updates that point out very obvious flaws in their system, doesn't Microsoft also point way to exactly where holes exist?
Let me put it another way.
Doesn't this rate same as discovering that local bank vault won't lock and then announcing details on front page of paper along with dates and times no bank guard will be on duty?
After all, if tens-of-thousands of users won't immediately get Microsoft Security Patch, don't those patches show hackers exactly which holes get plugged (and which, logically, must already be open without patch)?
It doesn't take a hacker with more than a basic set of skills to recognize where and what holes got fixed and then reverse-engineer how they can get into computers that don't get updated.
Now, do I have a concrete, 100% bullet-proof answer to this problem? Unfortunately, I don't have more than a common- sense answer...
At this point, your best defense rates staying current on latest threats and how to defend against them.
Keep your anti-virus software current, your firewall up, and your Windows software updated with latest security patches.
Though not a perfect solution, at least you'll have a fighting chance to prevent, or at least minimize, any possible threats.
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