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OS Patched Up Indicator Light

A notification icon that lets you know whether your system has the latest security patches
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The recent ransomware attack has got me thinking whether a system is up to date and patched should have a notification icon similar to how cars have notification lights for when the engine is losing too much oil. It could be color coded, green means patched up, orange means the patches are pending as the OS is a version receiving patches, red means the OS isn't receiving patches and will remain vulnerable. It could be a taskbar icon and provide the user with more information when clicked.

As computers and networks become an increasingly important part of our lives it's important to bring some of the old design conventions (like indicator lights) to these new mission critical systems.

lepton, May 14 2017

Smoke coming from user's computer means Best Buy's servers are on fire https://np.reddit.c...teracy_you/dh93qlr/
Mentioned in my anno [notexactly, May 15 2017]

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       What does it mean when a: the monitor is pointing a gun at you? Or b: the case starts to smoke?   

       How hard would it be to fake a green light in virusware?
RayfordSteele, May 14 2017
  

       // What does it mean when […] the case starts to smoke? //   

       It means Best Buy's servers are on fire.
notexactly, May 15 2017
  

       Or its spent too much time uploading Cheech and Chong...
RayfordSteele, May 15 2017
  

       I have one of these - it's my computer protection software icon which changes if anything is out of date or vulnerable.
bigsleep, May 16 2017
  
      
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