I know most of you run Windows, so listen up.
Microsoft is under attack from China and the Middle East
Google Dumps Microsoft Windows Company-Wide -- Blames Windows For China Hacking Attack
Well, Google has taken the next step in its world domination plan, banning Microsoft Windows from internal use. Employees will be given the choice
between Apple's Mac OS and Linux. Adding insult to injury, Google is also publicly citing Windows security problems for the decision and blaming
Windows vulnerabilities for the China hacking incident. So that's 20,000+ Windows licenses that won't be sold and renewed at Google in future years.
Given that Google is in the process of introducing a competitive platform and operating system (Android/Chrome), this move isn't surprising. The
important question for Microsoft is whether other companies will follow suit. David Gelles and Richard Waters, FT: Google is phasing out the
internal use of Microsoft’s ubiquitous Windows operating system because of security concerns, according to several Google employees.
It gets worse.....
Major Computer Attack Coming?
Chinese attacks on Google caused by Microsoft IE bug!
The Department of Homeland Security released a statement Wednesday advising Windows PC owners across the nation to update their computers or
face a potential attack from hackers. > > "The Department of Homeland Security is recommending that Windows Operating Systems users apply Microsoft
security patch MS06-040 as quickly as possible," the statement read. "This security patch is designed to protect against a vulnerability that, if
exploited, could enable an attacker to remotely take control of an affected system." > > Mike Murray, director of vulnerability research at the
security firm nCircle, said the fact that DHS made this urgent plea is evidence that the threat is real. > > "They realize that of all the
vulnerabilities that have come out in the last year or two, this is definitely the most severe and the most likely to be attacked," he said.
Now for the real clincher here. Microsoft has sold all Windows users right down the river!
The company has determined that Internet Explorer was one of the vectors used in targeted and sophisticated attacks targeted against Google and other
corporate networks," a Microsoft spokesperson told Ars Technica. "Microsoft continues to work with Google, other industry partners and authorities to
actively investigate this issue. To date, Microsoft has not seen widespread customer impact, rather only targeted and limited attacks exploiting
"I can't believe that Microsoft gave their source code to the Chinese in a pathetic attempt to get them to buy more MS Office licenses. Boy-were we
sold down the river!"
In the euphemistically worded press release Microsoft and China
Announce Government Security Program Agreement,
we learn that China joins over 30 other countries as recipients of access to Windows operating system source code.
I bet all that yummy, ecumenical, international cooperation gave someone at the BSA warm and fuzzy feelings. Either that or Ballmer told them to keep
Hold on. That announcement was in 2003.
Fast forward to 2011. Searching on Google for "Chinese attacks on US on US" yields 57 million hits. After the RSA breach,
China is linked to attacks on US
Defense contractors and US Congresswoman condemns
attack on change.org
In 2011, Steve Ballmer is saying that China is doing 5 percent of the revenue that it should be doing because of pirated software. See the article
Microsoft’s Chinese revenue 5% of what it
The BSA (Business Software Alliance), an industry lobby group, has some interesting figures to fuel Ballmer’s comments:
* Four of five software programs installed on PCs are pirated
* This amounts to “commercial theft” of close to $8 billion a year
* Piracy in 2010 cost the software industry $59 billion in revenue
What do you think, Windows users? A little steamed? I would be. I left Microsoft a long time ago, and now make a partial, and pretty good living
erasing hard drives and installing Windows for people who get viruses and trojans on their computers. Last year I made over $2000 doing this. Thanks,
Let's All of us dump Microsoft and run Linux on our computers. Free to download, easy to install and update, all have a forum to ask questions and
learn Linux, never a blue screen, viruses do not work, very hard to hack, top notch security, and FREE, FREE, FREE!
I use PC Linux myself, a very easy OS to install and configure, takes less that half the time to install and set up than Windows.
Get it here: PC Linux
PC Linux forum: Forum
All you need is to download the iso, burn it to CD as an image, not a file, insert it into your CD drive, start on the CD instead of the HDD, boot up
in the live CD mode, and check it out before installing. I will be more than happy to tutor any of you on using, updating, and configuring Linux.
Better hurry, before your Windows goes to blue screen for good.
On a personal note, I have had to reinstall Windows 7 on my wife's computer 3 times in 2 months because of a virus or trojan, it goes to blue screen
after running source code on a Windows command terminal. Her yahoo email also got hacked, twice. The hacker changed her password and then sends out
his trojan to all contacts in her address book. Two friends had the same thing happen to them, and one friend with a Hotmail account also got her
account hacked. It is quite easy to hack yahoo, hotmail and gmail, all it takes is a similar account, and you send a script to the email server. In a
few hours, the server send you the password. All you need to know it the username. I will not post the script here, for obvious reasons, but be ware,
if you use one of these email servers, your email are not safe. The wife's attacker is a Muslim, from Turkey. I was able to track him there.
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