Saturday, 14 March 2015

Expert Warns Of Patch Policy Windows 10

Windows 10 has yet to appear, but a security of the Slovak anti-virus company ESET has both end users and businesses warned that Microsoft's patch policy for the new operating system the door for zero-day attacks open.

With Windows 10, Microsoft will roll out updates in several ways. There will be a Long Term Servicing (LTS) branch for companies with important systems. In this case, only security updates will be rolled out, but no new features. Then there is the "Current branch for Business". By computers and devices to set this new feature updates will be rolled out after they have been tested extensively in the consumer and validated.

In this way, systems can be upgraded with great certainty. Talking only about new features. Security updates are still always immediately available. Finally there are the consumers that all updates, both security and new features, immediately received.According to expert Aryeh Goretsky it makes sense to divide Windows users into different groups to test patches. He suspects that the patches are rolled out among consumers and not repaired properly works first before they are distributed to companies.

This approach brings under the expert also has its disadvantages. Consumers and organizations that do not run the enterprise version of Windows 10 could receive less well tested patches and so may have to deal with crashes. Companies on the other hand, may have to wait longer until Microsoft feels that the updates have been tested enough and she gives green light.

Goretsky says the wait is still how the new patch policy of Windows 10 will turn out, but already advises that if the delay with which companies receive updates ensures that the attack surface increases, organizations are better off with an older enterprise version of Windows that receives updates rather than the enterprise version of Windows 10.

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