MS & security in the same breath?
I remember laughing myself hoarse over that oxymoron, but the joke has gotten so old that it merely makes me weep that MS hasn't gotten any better over the decades.
In spite of a flurry of patches designed to fix Windows Defender, at least one security researcher reckons there's still work to be done. James Lee, who has presented at conferences like Zer0con, has contacted The Register to say the key vulnerable component, MsMpEng, is still subject to remote code execution. As with the …
"MS still manage fewer vulnerabilities than any enterprise alternatives though"
It's 2017, are there still people who think you can simply count the total of vulnerabilities and learn anything meaningful?
There are vulnerabilities and vulnerabilities. I'll take a dozen local DoS vulnerabilities over one remote code execution any day, kthx.
They will have been honest mistakes, because everybody makes mistakes.
They have however clearly failed to correct some of their mistakes because of the guys in sunglasses.
It remains unclear whether the black helicopter told them to leave these alone, or just kept quiet - wrongly thinking that no other malicious actors would ever find the faults.
See Microsoft in an article and out the M$ comes.....
Why is it Linux people feel they have to denigrate Microsoft all the time - I don't like Skoda cars but I don't feel the need to go into every forum where they are mentioned just to slag them off.
I use Linux because I have to - I don't want to because of the bleatings of the Linux community and the hostility and ridicule noobs get in the forums
Sits back in his chair and awaits the diatribe and downvotes - Yawn.....
I use Windows because I have to; mandated at work, and most of my games don't have *nix support yet.
I personally would prefer to be able to use a Linux as my primary OS, but that's primarilly because I prefer the way it does things. I was perfectly happy to be using Windows 7, but the telemetry, ads, pre-installed "recommended" apps in Windows 10 are an annoyance, at best.
I just built out a new Win 7 Pro machine. Got the rollup to install but now it howls about needing updates to defender and complains it has never installed an update of any kind.
If Intell it to go find the updates I get the same 51% cpu wheelspin I had for a year on another Win 7 machine that only cleared when the big Win10 update was pushed out a few months ago.
I reckon the update telemetry database we all know is secretly in the path is swamped with 24x7 Win10 out-rattage operations.
This is from the tweet...so Linux now uses Windows Defender, eh? I suppose he might have discovered it using pen-testing software in Linux on virtualised Windows machine. This illustrates, IMO, why you need OS diversity; so that each can point out the pimples on the other one's nose.
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