bingbong writes "According to Network World: 'Amid growing worries that Windows-based medical systems will
endanger patients if Microsoft-issued
security patches are not applied, hospitals
are rebelling against restrictions from device manufacturers that have
delayed or prevented such updates. Device makers such as GE Medical Systems,
Philips Medical Systems and Agfa say it typically takes months to test Microsoft patches because they could break the medical systems to which they're applied. In some instances, vendors won't authorize patch updates at all.' This is the typical patch vs. crash problem. Unfortunately, the stakes here could be human lives."
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