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August 13, 2011, 10:21:13 PM
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Why doesn't the bitcoin SW include an auto-updater, or at least an auto-notifier? If it ever gets hacked, there are going to be vulnerable versions in the wild for weeks/months...

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August 13, 2011, 10:43:41 PM
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It should have a auto updater!  Smiley
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August 13, 2011, 11:01:31 PM
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I've been told it's 'cause they fear the auto-update function will be hijacked to trick users into installing malware...

(I dont always get new reply notifications, pls send a pm when you think it has happened)

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August 13, 2011, 11:04:31 PM
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I've been told it's 'cause they fear the auto-update function will be hijacked to trick users into installing malware...

That's a good reason to not have it.   Smiley
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August 13, 2011, 11:04:58 PM
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I've been told it's 'cause they fear the auto-update function will be hijacked to trick users into installing malware...

That's a good reason to not have it.   Smiley
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