09.18.09

No Patches for Windows Vista and Server 2008 as Exploit Surfaces; Gartner Lies for Microsoft

Posted in Microsoft, Security, Servers, Vista, Windows at 2:31 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Microsoft’s inability to secure even its latest operating system is showing; the defence comes from typical sources

“White hats release exploit for critical Windows vuln[erability],” claims The Register, pointing to this exploit. It all relates to a very recent vulnerability that Microsoft has not patched yet.

White-hat hackers have released reliable code that remotely exploits a critical vulnerability in the Vista and Server 2008 versions of Microsoft’s Windows operating system.

Last night, Wallclimber linked to this post, adding that ‘This article states that: “The vast majority of security holes in Microsoft’s operating systems are fixed within days of their discovery.”‘

It made her laugh.

“Microsoft falsely marketed XP as “supported” for several more years.”The above from the news proves such claims to be false and so does Microsoft's reluctance to patch Windows XP, ever. Microsoft falsely marketed XP as “supported” for several more years.

As we pointed out before, the Gartner Group lies without shame about Microsoft security. Suffice to say, given overwhelming evidence, the Gartner Group is corruptible (swaying to the sounds of money). Also in the news we now find Neil MacDonald (of Gartner), whom one can see having a good with Steve Ballmer in this video, giving his blessings to Microsoft security. That’s the same guy who was involved in promising Microsoft that Gartner would not bash Vista if it slips.

Microsoft’s inability to secure its operating system* is costing the economy trillions of dollars. That’s each and every one of us paying the price and, according to this report from Wednesday, anti-virus software is no remedy to online banking fraud which is facilitated by Windows malware.

There is an online banking Trojan out there that is bypassing up-to-date anti-virus programs as much as 77% of the time, according to security company Trusteer. The Zeus Trojan is also known as Zbot, WSNPOEM, NTOS and PRG. It is the most prevalent financial malware on the web, Trusteer says.

As we have shown in this post, Microsoft’s negligence is to blame, but the company is never held accountable, even when people die.
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* Some of it is by design and Gartner publicly defended Microsoft for back doors about two years ago.

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