Will Windows 8's new interface herald full-screen scareware?

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by PJC, Sep 16, 2011.

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  1. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Nice points. That can make easier to trick users to install rogue AV's, registry cleaners, driver update utilities...and all kinds of crapware.
     
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    No. Full screen "immersive" apps are sandboxed, they also need to be reviewed and approved on the app store. This is known information, but Mr. Sophos blogger is probably too sore from reading the Windows Defender news to care.

    edit: I just read the comments that he meant the website itself will be fullscreen displayed in Metro IE, err, most browsers are near enough fullscreen anyway.
     
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    You can bet the bad guys are going to not only get right to work trying to smash the security features, but also do exactly what the article suspects. I can easily see them taking advantage of the new UI and full screen. Why on earth they ever messed with the blue screen, I don't know. Yes, it made absolutely no sense in its old form. But, you could write down the error and get to Google.

    What am I supposed to do with a sad face? Did the guy who designed the Google Chrome crash screen switch companies?
     
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    The way I see: People who always fell for such tricks, will keep falling for them (regarless of the built-in protection protecting them). Those who are cautious, will always be cautious.

    I don't really see what's the big deal with Metro thing, regarding the browsers. After all, as I mentioned, users already fall for the tricks, without Metro UI. Metro UI is not the issue.
     
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    Another security issue, although couldn't they have done it before? There are plenty of full-screen games.
     
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    I agree with this... BSOD's are so uncommon anyways. At least before I could write down the code and google it.
     
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