Quote Originally Posted by Aardpsymon
Yes, but example 1 worst case scenario for you is a complete reinstall of your OS or perhaps a hard drive full of horse porn or perhaps lots of log files indicating it was your PC that tried to ddos the president's laptop.
Wrong, worst case scenario is that the service you were running which handled users inputing their social security numbers and credit cards is now compromised.

example 2: worst case scenario you reboot and all is well again.
Wrong, worst case scenario is that the service you were running which handled users inputing their social security numbers and credit cards is now compromised.

Of course, you can't patch your liveCD to stop the problem from occuring in the first place.
You can certainly patch the applications/services/daemons you are running on a LiveCD.