Cyberwar cannot be won with Windows
Summary: The latest hole in Windows puts another type of weapon in the NSA’s arsenal
The NSA can brick some motherboards remotely (Windows-only and depending on the hardware [1, 2, 3]), hijack computers remotely (Windows-only), and even take them down remotely (Windows-only), thanks to help from Microsoft (NSA collusion with Microsoft). Many fools don’t mind this. They think it’s normal and they trust the CIA/NSA, even when people like Prof. Chomsky have illegal files kept on them by the CIA, then destroyed, then lied about. Dissent is 'terrorism' now and so is activism for transparency.
Joab Jackson shows this latest Windows hole, which the NSA already knows about and is permitted to exploit with impunity (NSA is above the law). To quote:
Microsoft Patch Tuesday: The Ping of Death returns, IPv6-style
This bulletins serve as a reminder for Microsoft and other software vendors that rely on third-party libraries or programs that “vulnerabilities can bubble up through the supply chain,” Kandek said.
These patches would apply to all supported versions of Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2013.
The third critical bulletin only applies to Windows XP and Windows Server 2013, and involves exploiting a hole in Microsoft’s OpenType fonts. It may be one of the last vulnerabilities Microsoft will fix for the aging OS.
With Windows you simply have no control over your computer. The NSA leaks help reinforce this fact. █