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BSDCON
2003
9 years 5 months ago
An Automated Binary Security Update System for FreeBSD
With the present trend towards increased reliance upon computer systems, the provision and prompt application of security patches is becoming vital. Developers of all operating sy...
Colin Percival
HOTOS
2009
IEEE
9 years 7 months ago
Security Impact Ratings Considered Harmful
In this paper, we question the common practice of assigning security impact ratings to OS updates. Specifically, we present evidence that ranking updates by their perceived securi...
Jeff Arnold, Tim Abbott, Waseem Daher, Gregory Pri...
EUROMICRO
2009
IEEE
9 years 7 months ago
Multi-layered Virtual Machines for Security Updates in Grid Environments
The use of user specific virtual machines (VMs) in Grid and Cloud computing reduces the administration overhead associated with manually installing required software for every user...
Roland Schwarzkopf, Matthias Schmidt, Niels Fallen...
ACNS
2008
Springer
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9 years 10 months ago
On the Effectiveness of Internal Patching Against File-Sharing Worms
File-sharing worms have been terrorizing Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems in recent years. Existing defenses relying on users’ individual recoveries or limiting users’ file-sharing ...
Liang Xie, Hui Song, Sencun Zhu
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