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Old 07-27-2008, 09:39 AM   #1
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MS finally learns how to secure a computer on the internet


Have a read of this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7499260.stm

MS is doing its best to protect its user's from the big bad internet - it is simply disabling the internet for anyone silly enough to use those "personal firewalls".
 
Old 07-27-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
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Pretty old story. Hard to bash M$oft on this one.
Although expecting them to test it properly is a bit of a stretch ...
 
Old 07-27-2008, 02:21 PM   #3
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(Shrug...) I agree. If you're running two or more pieces of web filtering software on your system, conflicts are pretty much inevitable.

I do apply Microsoft's patches, but I don't apply updates from anyone "right away."
Quote:
"Computer software like fine wine ... let it age."
Anytime a new update to anything comes out, someone will be a "bleeding-edge adopter." You, meanwhile, can sit-back a few days or weeks, observe the bleeding as it happens, and avoid the cuts yourself.

For this reason, I don't use "automatic updates." The people that a vendor "pushes" updates to are, by definition, "the bleeding edge."

Anyone can do it. I remember an update-tape from IBM's mainframe division that left the system unbootable. I'd never applied it.

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