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For system libraries, it's probably pretty safe, because the people who write system libraries have to be careful to keep interfaces compatible across updates. A bigger worry would be libraries specific to an application, where the library is only meant to be used by that application. In those cases, where the interface between the app and the library is considered by the developers to be an internal interface, and the app and library are meant to always be updated together, running with a mismatch between then could be bad.
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begin KillFileMe.vbs That may be the claim. But 'worst case' can result in far more cost, mostly to consumers, over trying to clean up...
The same goes for programs that consist of multiple executables.
Similarly, if you have a program that includes plug-ins or some other mechanism for loading code at runtime, an update that updates the plug-ins might make them incompatible with any running copies of the program.
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Op Tue, 21 Jun 2005 08:07:56 -0400, schreef Larry Qualig: 1) The articles about this incident mention a virus as the attack vector. I only know of one...
A couple times, I've set up something tricky on a server, that required a bit of experimenting to get configured right and get everything running, and then didn't think to make a script right then to do it, or at least write down the exact steps. Sure enough, six months or so later, when the server had to be rebooted for some reason, I no longer remembered how to start the tricky thing, and had to figure it out from scratch!
-- --Tim Smith