Starting From Patch Scratch

I was reminded this week why keeping a Windows based computer up to date on security patches can seem overwhelming for many users.

I recently had to ship my 6-month old HP laptop back to the repair center after the system stopped going into "hibernate" or "standby" modes, meaning that anytime I shut the lid on the laptop while it was unplugged the hard drive kept spinning and draining the battery. A repair of the operating system didn't fix it, nor did backing up the data and completely reinstalling the OS with all of the manufacturer's drivers. Security Fix - Brian Krebs on Computer Security - (

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 14th October 2005 1:11AM