Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> __/ [Roy Culley] on Saturday 03 December 2005 15:41 \__
>> begin risky.vbs
>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> __/ [Roy Culley] on Saturday 03 December 2005 06:55 \__
>>>> On BBC World they just had a short piece on the latest Firefox
>>>> release. They mentioned how it was gaining ground on MS's IE and that
>>>> one of the new features was easier Firefox upgrades for Windows users.
>>>> As MS can't even be bothered to produce a patch for the recent
>>>> critical IE exploit (MS were informed of the security vulnerability in
>>>> May) the more alternatives to security deficient MS apps are promoted
>>>> the better.
>>>> Of course the obvious solution is to drop MS entirely and use Linux,
>>>> *bsd's or even Mac OS X.
>>> Did the Beeb bother to mention anything along the lines of
>>> paragraphs 2 and 3? Or is it like the Gartner Group? First they
>>> advise people to avoid Vista and about 2 weeks later they officially
>>> retract the statement due to... uhhh... pressure? Exchange of money
>>> under the table?
>> Nah, para's 2 and 3 are 100% mine. It was a very short piece among
>> several other snippets.
>> The old saying, any publicity is good publicity, is no longer the
>> case for MS these days. Almost all mention of MS in the press is
>> bad news for them. Just look at xbox360. Now't positive regarding
>> the supply shortage. Even worse when you read that ~14% are dead on
> They definitely hit the headlines whenever viruses (virii idiotism)
> spread, simply because the public must know. And yet, I think you
> are not correct on the point of supportive publicity. I syndicate
> about 10 news agencies (technology in particular) and I can assure
> you that Microsoft get a positive mention very frequently. It
> probably depends on the sources one selects.
I've no doubt you are correct. Afterall, MS have a huge publicity
budget. I must be lucky in not being exposed to most of it. :-)
Windows rootkit install HOWTO:
1. Open CD drive
2. Insert music CD
3. Close CD drive
All done - Windows: Insecure by design