[LINK] Spyware trojan hitching ride on third-party Mac screensavers
kim at holburn.net
Thu Jun 3 10:06:21 EST 2010
On 2010/Jun/02, at 10:12 PM, Malcolm Miles (from a computer that's
bigger on the inside) wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2010 19:40:10 +1000, you wrote:
>> There is still the fact that there are many, many machines running
>> Windows unpatched, many pirated. The decision to not allow pirated
>> windows machines to be patched ...
> Security patches are not denied to pirated copies of Windows.
Yeah, quite right, my bad. They did for a while block updates for a
while and then, presumably due to criticism, changed XP WGA to allow
updates but also make the Black screen of piracy.
> "There seems to be a myth that Microsoft limits security updates to
> genuine Windows users," wrote Microsoft’s Paul Cooke, who works in
> Windows Client Enterprise Security. "Let me be clear: all security
> updates go to all users."
A myth created by Microsoft's own actions?
> What is Windows Genuine Advantage?
> If your version of Windows XP is not genuine and does not pass the
> validation schemes, you will not be able to download security
> patches from Windows Update, or install the latest version of
> Internet Explorer 7 and other software. For those users that do have
> a valid version of Windows XP, Microsoft offers some special
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