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Title: Micro$oft about to destroy Cyber Security measures
Post by: REDACTED on June 19, 2015, 12:42:15 AM
Recently I view Numerous Micro$oft Execs display to the world a way to cir-cum-navigate all Security Software. While this was probably inadvertent, they none-the-less provided anyone with the skills the Keys to the FRONT door for  admittance / access to YOUR computers and mine.  There is a little time left to prepare for this unmitigated disaster that time is rapidly diminishing.

Understand . . . this scenario has been progressing gradually but we are about to discover the chain of events /alterations,  intended to enhance security, totally destroy it.  Too bad that the 23,000 IT Pros in attendance failed to see through all the glitz and glamour (LOL) of the presentation / sales pitches to see the vulnerability. If I, a relative novice, saw the flaw I'm sure a number of hackers did too and are just drooling at the opportunities Micro$oft is about to provide them at our expense.

Title: Re: Micro$oft about to destroy Cyber Security measures
Post by: bob3160 on June 19, 2015, 12:59:06 AM
If you have a complaint to make about Microsoft, please do it on their Support website. This isn't the place.
Title: Re: Micro$oft about to destroy Cyber Security measures
Post by: polonus on June 19, 2015, 12:01:14 PM
There are two initiatives here - a mal-driven (cybercrime) and an official ad- or PUP-driven strategy, read for instance here:
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-microsoft-in-adware-best-practice-talks-with-babylon-report-1000944212Both strategies the "legit" and the "illegit" one are about to erode user rights.
This seems quite an effort to let get marketing and adware-PUP development get a foothold with "best practices" that need not be blocked, as
“Companies in this industry are losing millions of dollars because of the ways antivirus vendors are blocking their software applications. Some of them are employing teams of up to 15 developers dedicated to circumnavigate these technical blocks."
Just as with adblockers they now seek better ways to block users or have them uninstall their (ad)blocking.

This is not only a MS issue, but a webwide problem between adware and PUP-pushers and the common user that wants to block unwanted content. Privacy and security are two sides of the same medal, but those that earn on your clicks seems to ignore that fact.