Windows Vista - An interesting Read

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  1. dog

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  2. trickyricky

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    Wonderful :cool:
     
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    bad for the p2p people who use sites(torrents) to download illegal on internet explorer
     
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    For example, attempting to download illicit MP3 files will result in a security alert being emailed to the RIAA. Similarly, any attempt to share movies will be reported to the MPAA. > How nice of Microsoft!
     
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    are there any mirrors for the article? atm i cant load teh link
     
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    What a crock :D :D
     
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    You do realize the entire article was written "tongue-in-cheek"? I can't tell if you are being similarly facetious. o_O
     
  9. trickyricky

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    What? :p
     
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    You've got to be kidding me... :blink: :D
     
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    Are you sure, Panic over! I Mean with all those agencies watching you I'm sometimes afraid to leave my homepage!;) :D
     
  12. WSFuser

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    is the link valid? i still cant access it.
     
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    Works here WS.
     
  14. WSFuser

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    it was PeerGuardian that was blocking it. i find it weird since i only have teh p2p lists but eh.
     
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    Notice the date when the article was published. :D
    Regards /Don
     
  16. WSFuser

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    ok, hasnt April Fool's passed? i hardly found it humorous or amusing :cautious: :thumbd:
     
  17. dog

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    Ahh, come on it was/is hilarious :D :D :D I was LMAO reading it :)

    Ps, I will now move this thread to a more appropriate forum (10F)
     
  18. WSFuser

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    honestly, metallicakid15's post made me think it was something serious.

    edit: now that i think about it, im actually relieved its an April Fool's joke :D
     
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    Mircosoft still has to figure out how to stop popups before they get fancy with Vista..but you will be ok :D


    http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/default.aspx

    Details of installation environment.

    Standard Windows XP Service Pack 2, running IE6 and the inbuilt pop-up blocker.

    The pop-ups successfully evade Internet Explorer's pop-up blocker because of the following entries added by the Sponsor Program to the Pop-Up Blocker settings:
    (see link below)




    Not only does the Sponsor Program deliberately bypass XPSP2 protections, the pop-ups that appear via said bypassing, more often than not, try to download software onto your system.


    http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/04/08/89789.aspx
     

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    :D :D

    Yes..we must have our P2P and all that Malware :p

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/spywaresucks/archive/2006/04/04/89245.aspx

    From Sandi:

    "Guess what was the most prevalent infection detected by February's Malicious Software Removal Tool
    According to the Anti-Malware Engineering Team, the Malicious Software Removal Tool ("MSRT") is run on roughly 250,000,000 computers each month. In February they added detection of a malware called Win32/Alcan to the MSRT.

    The team were surprised to discover, when they examined their February statistics, that Win32/Alcan was the most prevalent infection detected and removed, having been detected on 250,000 machines.

    The reason I (and the Anti-Malware Engineering Team before me) are calling attention to these statistics is because Win32/Alcan does not spread via a software vulnerability. It spreads via P2P (Peer to Peer).

    Commentary: The createTextRange vulnerability and other Windows vulnerabilities before it (WMF comes to mind), received a lot of publicity, and third party patches were even released to help protect the world from the dangerous situation (yes, I'm being facetious, nay I'm teetering on the edge of sarcasm).

    When was the last time you saw such publicity about the dangers of P2P and/or warez, or a company offering a patch to block the most popular P2P networks?

    Its like I said in my earlier blog when I recommended that the eEye patch for createTextRange NOT be installed - we need to assess the risk we're addressing versus the potential reward when deciding if a threat is great enough to take the risk of installing a third party, untested, patch or, even worse, a beta patch.

    Don't get me wrong. I say that software vulnerabilities are a problem, and should be fixed as soon as possible. But, I am also saying that the risk of being infected by the latest new vulnerability is likely to be very low unless you indulge in risky behaviour anyway, and if you indulge in said risky behaviour you have *way* more to worry about than the latest vulnerability that you would have to be really really really unlucky to be exposed to.

    Perhaps the popular press should start concentrating on risky behaviour instead of wringing their hands about the latest vulnerability."
     

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