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[News] Microsoft Lies in Reports About Linux and Gets Away with It

  • Subject: [News] Microsoft Lies in Reports About Linux and Gets Away with It
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 01:39 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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MSFT's analysis of security

,----[ Quote ]
| If we are to look at any software product's development methodology 
| (open source or closed source), every study (see David Wheeler's page), 
| shows that by being open, you are assured that if there are 
| vulnerabilities and defects, IT WILL BE FOUND AND FIXED. Earlier last 
| month, an eight-year-old vulnerability in the Linux kernel was 
| discovered and fixed. Try that for ANY MSFT product. I am not 
| begrudging their business model. What I am begrudging is the smooth 
| "lies" that they constantly put out - including the cleverly crafted 
| report referenced above.
| Nevermind the past. Let's move forward and look at what is looming on 
| the horizon. Vista will be dead soon when MSFT releases their Windows 7 
| sometime this year. And how do they intend to bring it to the market? 
| How about with blatant lies? I did pose the question earlier today and 
| hoping that someone from MSFT will respond. It is HIGHLY unlikely 
| anyone will (right @osrin and @tonynewling?). Now I read that the same 
| lies are done with Mac as well.
| Why can't MSFT do an honest job in selling their product? Why do they 
| have to resort to outright lies and misrepresentations? The whole MSFT 
| business is an intellectual vacuum and morally corrupt.


Ancient flaw hits Vista

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| SOFTWARE ALCHEMIST Microsoft has admitted that its Vista operating 
| systems is shipping with a bug that was first discovered in Windows 
| machines in 1999.


Windows 7 zero-day reported

,----[ Quote ]
| A security researcher has said there is a zero-day vulnerability 
| affecting Windows 7 and Vista.


Microsoft, Cisco issue patches for newfangled DoS exploit

,----[ Quote ]
| On Tuesday, Microsoft responded with MS09-048, a security advisory that 
| fixes a variety of networking vulnerabilities in Windows operating 
| systems, including those discovered by Louis and Lee. The update 
| implements a new feature called memory pressure protection, which 
| automatically drops existing TCP connections and SYN requests when 
| attacks are detected.



Bots rule in cyberspace

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| USA TODAY REPORTS that on an average day, 40 per cent of the 800 million
| computers connected to the Internet are bots used to send out spam, viruses
| and to mine for sensitive personal data.  


Botnets Running Rampant

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| How much money is being stolen by cybercriminals? No one knows, and no one
| even knows how to go about coming up with that number, IronPort's Peterson
| said.  

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