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Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 547

A patch is different from a OS level upgrade. One is just updating *ONE* component. The other is an entire OS update.

If you can't understand why one would be easier than the other, then maybe slashdot isn't the right site for you.

As for Debian 6.0 -

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 1) 547

I think you're missing something. No one is saying back port the entire _CURRENT_ version of chrome back. What people are saying is weak sauce is not going back to the 4.3 (or whatever) shipping version and fixing the problem over there and releasing that.

If that were the only change, it makes it easier for the manufacturers and carriers to push the updates out, as they don't have to revalidate everything.

Comment: Re:The solution is obvious (Score 3, Insightful) 547

Why wouldn't you blame Google for this? Google explicitly said they are not updating the code. Since the carriers depend on Google to provide the code, how are they not culpable?

And the "oh, 5 million lines of code, I don't know where to look" is damned weak sauce. Debian back ports security patches all the time.

Comment: Re:Spoofing! (Score 1) 199

by the_B0fh (#48847637) Attached to: Insurance Company Dongles Don't Offer Much Assurance Against Hacking

How stereotypically Slashdot of you to presume that you discovered a trivially exploited "obvious flaw" in a system that somehow the engineers who designed the system weren't able to perceive or address.

Did I miss something, or isn't the article itself saying that the idiots who designed the system did not perceive nor address the issue?

An adequate bootstrap is a contradiction in terms.