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The Lowdown on Updates

Tools The article focuses on views of the author regarding criticism leveled against Microsoft Corp. and its related products. According to the author, the steady issue of updates for vulnerabilities in Windows and Internet Explorer has chewed up his evenings as he waited patiently for the 56K modem to download the proper security patches and fixes. Most of the casual computer users are not aware of the fact that programs that they use on a daily basis could have severe design flaws that could relinquish the control of their computer to hackers. To Microsoft's credit, it has been quick to fix flaws in a product's security once it has been discovered, though some people would object to a product being released with such flaws in the first place.

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