[LINK] Vista - the data gatherer
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Tue Jul 3 13:13:07 EST 2007
>On 3/7/07 12:50 PM, "Roger Clarke" <Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au> wrote:
>> Surely the outgoing data-streams are reliably recognisable.
>> And hence blockable.
At 13:02 +1000 3/7/07, Stilgherrian wrote:
>Quite possibly. But unless you send the data back, you can't register your
>computer with Microsoft Update and you won't be able to download any
>software updates. Amongst other things.
Fair enough, but depending on the extent to which MS has designed
pre-counters for such countermeasures, it could be simple enough to
let a few streams through, and modify others to something bland.
Keep going, we've nearly finished the spec. (:-)}
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