FlashPatch: Spreading Software Updates over Flash Drives in Under-connected Regions

@inproceedings{CorriganGibbs2013FlashPatchSS,
  title={FlashPatch: Spreading Software Updates over Flash Drives in Under-connected Regions},
  author={Henry Corrigan-Gibbs and Jay Chen},
  booktitle={ACM DEV},
  year={2013}
}
Computers in developing regions often lack the Internet connectivity and network bandwidth necessary to consistently download and apply software updates and security patches. However, even unconnected computers contract viruses and malware through the sharing of USB flash drives and other removable media. This paper introduces FlashPatch, a system for distributing software updates to computers in such areas by having software updates "piggy-back" on the existing flow of flash drives in rural… CONTINUE READING
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