Re: But retail banks are clueless about security
To misquote Douglas Adams, they are so primitive they still think Trusteer is a pretty neat idea.
346 posts • joined 24 Nov 2009
So (assuming this is true) Microsoft will sell you a new copy of Win 7 with security holes they know about, and know (at least in general terms) how to patch, but won't provide a patch? To my unlawyerly eyes that does not seem to be "merchantable quality".
Better call Saul! (No wait, doesn't he work for MS now?)
running the workarounds you've implemented when you found out you were vulnerable
History suggests that many still don't know, and probably won't realize even when they get the patch (which they will ignore). There are too many underskilled/overworked/alienated to the point of not caring sysadmins out there to ensure that this issue will not be fixed quickly.
It's all there in the EULA:
Since when did a contract trump the law? I didn't think you could sign away your consumer rights, let alone wave them away by opening a CD, or clicking on a dialog box.
(However I suspect Microsoft's lawyers are bigger and better paid than "IANAL" me.)
I'm sure the patches that MS are providing to their corporate paying customers will soon start appearing on TPB!! So nothing to worry about, eh??
(Yes, this is a joke, but I bet something purporting to be these will appear, and I further bet large numbers of numpties will download them too).
FWIW I have 5 DAB radios at home (mostly rechargeable, which gets round much of the battery issues) and one in the car (a second-hand Focus, to preempt the conclusion-jumping). Admittedly I do live in a very good signal area, but overall I wouldn't want to go back to FM.
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