Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 31st Dec 2005 16:55 UTC
Windows Microsoft acknowledged late Wednesday the existence of a zero-day exploit for Windows Metafile images, and said it was looking into ways to better protect its customers. Even worse, by the end of the day nearly 50 variants of the exploit had already appeared. One security company said the possibilities were endless on how the flaw could be exploited. 'This vulnerability can be used to install any type of malicious code, not just Trojans and spyware, but also worms, bots or viruses that can cause irreparable damage to computers,' said Luis Corrons of Panda Software.
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Perfect example!
by Windows Sucks on Mon 2nd Jan 2006 00:44 UTC
Windows Sucks
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2005-11-10

Here is a perfect example for all the silly Windows supporters! The ones who say "If Linux was more popular then it would be attacked more etc because hackers go after the more popular OS"

But yet here is a hole big as a house in Windows, not found by "Hackers" but by security experts! And Microsoft as always has no answer for it!

Doesn't matter if there were 500 Windows machines in the world or 500 million, the holes are still there and you are crazy to think it will get any better!

So please get off the crack and use BSD, Linux, Mac OS (BSD) or something else! Windows is insecure, over priced and a mess!

And Vista will be a little more secure then XP but not much, there is no way they can put a full Linux/Unix style permission set in Windows cause it would freak their user base out. Plus it would freak out Windows administrators. People are so used to just being able to install whatever, whenever with nothing stopping them. Administrators are so used to being able to use the System Account to get around the problem of trying to remotely install software and patches while there is no privlaged user logged in.

Who gonna teach all these people different? What is going to happen (like in XP) is that during the install process (And this is actually a problem with Linspire Linux and Mac OS. Even though in Mac OS its not so bad cause you still must enter your password for software installs etc even though the first user you create after you do an install is an Admin (Not root though like in Linspire) ) you will have the option to add higher security but not forced to. When you get an OEM install the higher security will not be on so that when you boot up you will be just taken to a desktop and not have to make accounts etc. And as always MS will blame users for this, even though MS has never told regular users to do anything else (Trying to keep that Windows 95/98/ME feel)

That is why I like the Mac OS and Ubuntu, yea it's a pain for power users to use sudo in Ubuntu but all you have to do is type : "sudo passwd root" create a password and then go in to options and allow GDM or KDM to let root login. (sudo passwd -l root will turn root back off, then you turn root off in KDM and GDM)

My point is that even if Microsoft puts in better user level security I doubt that they will educate their user base on how and why they need to use it. And Windows supporters along will MS will continue to blame Hackers and stupid users for their problems!

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