13:20 CET on the 29th February 2012 Entry written by Secunia.
The article ‘Secunia: We Don't Know How Vendors Will React to Our Repackaging Their Updates’ by Lucian Constantin, features an interview with Thomas Kristensen, Secunia’s Chief Security Officer about the rationale behind the new Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 3.0 Beta.
Kristensen talks about how “PSI 2.0 had the ability to automatically and silently install security updates for several popular applications like Flash Player, Adobe Reader or Java. However, statistics showed that except for those, users hardly upgraded any other programs, despite being notified by PSI that patches are available.”
This is why the Secunia PSI 3.0 takes a unique approach and aims to deliver security updates with minimal user interaction. "'The goal is to provide an automatic security updater for millions of users,' Kristensen said, adding that it will be one of the biggest patch management platforms on the planet, probably surpassed only by Microsoft's WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) and Windows Update service."
The article also discusses the responsibility of software vendors and how they may potentially respond to the new tool.