Not, that this is something unusual on a PC, but two years ago updating software was a task only limited to computers.
Yesterday I had to got to the mechanic because of a security software update for my car!
Without thinking too much I have the following items to maintain with software updates to keep them secure and (hope to) fix annoying bugs:
- Computer at work
- Computer at home
- Mobile phone of my wife
- My own mobile phone
- Our car
- SAT receiver
This is very annoying! When the economic crisis has passed we will be in the middle of the Update age. I am just waiting for our washing machine to need a bugfix update because not stopping to rotate any more "under some circumstances".
And I don't see a real solution: I can choose between keeping everything secure or being hacked and having an incident while driving home.
My humble suggestions to minimize the effort:
- When planning new IT systems take into consideration how easy to maintain and update.
- Prefer simple and easy solutions - those have less (security) issues.
- Reduce the amount of needed systems.