UPDATE: I'm now up to over $3!!!!!!
I'd have 75 cents today alone (hey, in a possible recession every penny counts). Today the following Companies announced patches for their software.
- Microsoft has 12 patches coming out next week on Patch Tuesday.
- Adobe has a patch for Acrobat Reader.
- Apple has a patch for Quicktime.
- Sun has a patch for Java SE 6.
Luckily for most these are all apps that have auto patching capabilities and usually they are turned on. This is a good time to remember to check the other software on your systems that don't have auto patching.
I also seem to remember that Skype just released a patch and Apple released a patch for IPhoto so that takes me up to 80 cents. I wonder what's in the couch under the cushions. :) If I go back a few weeks I'm well over a dollar and possibly pushing 2 dollars.
Just remember to keep your systems patched and keep an eye out for that forgotten application and update it also. While you're at it check your DSL/Cable modem, wireless or wired router, printer, and anything that can connect to a computer or network. Check out Pauldotcom.com for more information on imbedded device security.