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  1. Re: [News] Windows XP Attacked via Security Hole in DRM Modules

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > Plug a Windows XP Copy Protection Hole
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| Microsoft reports "limited" attacks on Windows XP systems via an unexpected
    >| path exploiting a security hole in a copy protection program that comes with
    >| XP. (Windows Vista is not at risk.)
    >|
    >| The program that attackers are leveraging is Macrovision's SafeDisc,
    >| optical-disc copy prevention software for Windows applications and games. The
    >| flaw is located in a system driver file called secdrv.sys. Microsoft
    >| immediately issued a Security Advisory.
    > `----
    >
    > http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140862/article.html
    >


    Surely it's possible to just issue a "security advisory" for Windows and
    be done with it? How long will this go on for?

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  2. Re: [News] Windows XP Attacked via Security Hole in DRM Modules

    ____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 03 January 2008 15:45 : \____

    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >> Plug a Windows XP Copy Protection Hole
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>| Microsoft reports "limited" attacks on Windows XP systems via an unexpected
    >>| path exploiting a security hole in a copy protection program that comes
    >>| with XP. (Windows Vista is not at risk.)
    >>|
    >>| The program that attackers are leveraging is Macrovision's SafeDisc,
    >>| optical-disc copy prevention software for Windows applications and games.
    >>| The flaw is located in a system driver file called secdrv.sys. Microsoft
    >>| immediately issued a Security Advisory.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140862/article.html
    >>

    >
    > Surely it's possible to just issue a "security advisory" for Windows and
    > be done with it? How long will this go on for?


    They were accused before of waiting until attacks appear out in the wild.
    That's what happened when you have a monopoly. Why improve something when
    users are locked in and cannot (or can hardly) escape to a rival?

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  3. Re: [News] Windows XP Attacked via Security Hole in DRM Modules


    "Mark Kent" wrote in message
    news:7icv45-gh4.ln1@ellandroad.demon.co.uk...
    > Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    >> Plug a Windows XP Copy Protection Hole
    >>
    >> ,----[ Quote ]
    >>| Microsoft reports "limited" attacks on Windows XP systems via an
    >>unexpected
    >>| path exploiting a security hole in a copy protection program that comes
    >>with
    >>| XP. (Windows Vista is not at risk.)
    >>|
    >>| The program that attackers are leveraging is Macrovision's SafeDisc,
    >>| optical-disc copy prevention software for Windows applications and
    >>games. The
    >>| flaw is located in a system driver file called secdrv.sys. Microsoft
    >>| immediately issued a Security Advisory.
    >> `----
    >>
    >> http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,140862/article.html
    >>

    >
    > Surely it's possible to just issue a "security advisory" for Windows and
    > be done with it? How long will this go on for?
    >



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    all day but suck up to some unemployed college boy.



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