An automatic update system is described that enables a user to elect one or more security delegates that the automatic update system extracts opinions from, regarding software and firmware updates. The automatic update system may compare the opinion of security delegates with an update installation policy associated with each delegate. The automatic update system may use the delegate opinions when confronted with a decision to accept (e.g., download) and optionally install an update to determine whether to install or reject the update, despite whether the update is or is not received from a trusted source.
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Araujo, Nelson, "DISTRIBUTED TRUSTED UPDATE APPROVAL", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 01, 2016)