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    Is Microsoft now taking spyware seriously? (all)

    Microsoft has recently launched a Web site that provides information about how to avoid and remove deceptive software.

    The content and links to other articles seem good and well intentioned, but I again note the "head in the sand" attitude* that was so prevalent around the Year 2000 in the following article:

    Benefits of firewalls
    Software firewalls
    "Software firewalls work well with Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows 2000. They are a good choice for single computers. Other software companies make these firewalls. They are not necessary on Windows XP because XP has a built-in firewall."

    John


    * TechNet article Q151632 "Microsoft's Response to the Year 2000 Issue" (last modified on 1998-09-01 and rapidly pulled)
    "Microsoft's products are not affected by the year 2000 date issue" <img src=/S/rofl.gif border=0 alt=rofl width=15 height=15> ** n

    I suspect that statement would take the prize for the most misleading assertion by Microsoft in recorded history!
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: Is Microsoft now taking spyware seriously? (all)

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    <hr>"Software firewalls work well with Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows 2000. They are a good choice for single computers. Other software companies make these firewalls. <hr>
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    They should have finished this statement with the line "And that's a good thing."

    MS attitude towards security is the same head-in-the-sand attitude it had about bugs in it's early Operating Systems and software, when they felt users were too unsophisticated to know the difference they told us these so-called "Bugs" are not bugs. They're "features". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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