Patch takeover: App developers, like WordPress, left to weigh backlash of forced security updates

SC Media | October 29, 2020 — In an uncommon move, WordPress developers earlier this month automatically pushed an important security update for the popular Loginizer plug-in to roughly 1 million people, which caught some unsuspecting users off-guard in the process.

 The decision, which was made to ensure a significant vulnerability didn’t wreak havoc, is one all software and app developers wrestle with themselves when establishing patching policies: under what circumstances should software updates be taken out of the hands of users? And should potential backlash factor into the decision making?. For the complete article, go here.