Home > Privacy, Security > Microsoft to Provide Security Strategy Update Microsoft to Provide Security Strategy Update Eugenia Loli 2005-10-05 Privacy, Security 5 Comments Senior Microsoft executives on Thursday plan to provide an update on the software maker’s security strategy and products plans, including its upcoming enterprise anti-spyware offering, sources said. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 5 Comments 2005-10-05 4:43 am Jody At the point of using a browser vulnerability to self install what is basicially a rootkit on the end users system without any consent from them. Then, force ads, popups etc, and collect and sell their information all while making it near impossible for them to remove the software. If I exploit a vulnerability on a system to install my software it is hacking, but if that software also shows them ads it is a valid buisness model? It is not legal for some other insurance company to pay for search listings for GEICO on google, but it is legal for software to hijack a PC and redirect all Google searches to “spywaresearch.com”? Maybe the next time someone defaces a major web site or government server they should stick an ad banner there so it isn’t considered a crime. 2005-10-05 7:24 am raver31 I think it is a US culture thing. US citizens are bombarded with adverts while they watch TV, so companies think they will not mind them when they are on their PC either. 2005-10-05 5:31 am http://rixstep.com/1/20050926,00.html 2005-10-05 1:05 pm sappyvcv That was an obvious attempt at humor, but it wasn’t even funny at all. 2005-10-08 10:34 am > That was an obvious attempt at humor, but it wasn’t even funny at all. It wasn’t an attempt at humour; it _was_ humour. And with all things humorous, there is an undercurrent of insight. Sorry you’re not equipped to appreciate that. Oh yeah – I thought it was really funny. But drips like you aren’t particularly funny – but I guess you know that.