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Things I learned today: apt, cron, and unattended-upgrades

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Today, I noticed my dad’s desktop was not updating Flash, Chrome, Java, and other high-risk items, which was odd because I use unattended-upgrades on that computer. The last time I logged in was a few months ago, so… yeah. Pretty bad. For example, Flash version was at 10.3.181.14 and the current version is 10.3.181.34. Chrome was at version 11.0.696.68-r84545 (released 2011 May 13) and the current stable version is 13.0.782.107-r94237 (released 2011 August 2). The installed Java was 6.24 and the current version is 6.26. So, security holes galore.

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Written by notatypewriter

2011 August 4 at 11:36 pm

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