Originally Posted by SolipsismX
Originally Posted by snova
I don't think that is what mistercow said. I read their logic and it basically means there is no conclusive relationship. Not sure, why they did not simply say it that way. If there was another point to be made, it didn't come over clearly.
I am not seeing how his comments are not saying that the number of SW updates has a direct correlation to the insecurity of a system.
Let me break down their comment.
So you can draw a couple of conclusions -
1. previous versions had less security flaws
2. previous versions had the same number of security flaws but just weren't being patched
3. the new version has more holes.
So, 1 = 3 is the same statement, just on different side of the "<" symbol. right? so
1 & 3 result in:
Previous Version # of bugs < New Version # of bugs. (is this true?, don't know, can't prove it)
2 results in:
Previous Version # of bugs = New Version # of bugs (is this true? don't know, can't prove it).
what conclusion can you come up with when you combine 1/3 and 2? Its the same result. Which is, Don't know if its true, can't prove it.
I can also make another statement which will give you the same value.
Previous Version # of bug > New Version # of bugs. (is this true? don't know, can't prove it)
So is it less than, equal to, or great than? I can conclusively say, its inconclusive. Don't know, can't prove it, wasting everyone's time with this.