09.17.21

[Meme] Microsoft Loves Linux Bug/Back Doors

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security, Windows at 9:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Yesterday: Microsoft Azure and Back/Bug Doors in GNU/Linux: Fool Me Once (Shame on You) / Fool Me Twice (Shame on Me) | Trusting Microsoft With Security is a Clown Show

Dirty Things: I put my GNU/Linux VM in Azure; Wait until she finds out his 'desktop' is WSL...

In the news (when they say “Linux” they actually mean Windows):

New malware uses Windows Subsystem for Linux for stealthy attacks

Theory confirmed: Lumen Black Lotus Labs discovers Linux executable files have been deployed as stealth Windows loaders

Theory confirmed: Lumen Black Lotus Labs discovers Linux executable files have been deployed as stealth Windows loaders

Summary: Microsoft is just cementing its status as little but an NSA stooge

09.16.21

Trusting Microsoft With Security is a Clown Show

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security, Servers at 5:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 6998bd1e8c92ab9d3acfe358c787c62a

Summary: A quick and spontaneous video about this morning's post regarding a major new revelation that reaffirms a longstanding trend; Microsoft conflates national security (back doors) with security

THE subject isn’t new to us. We’ve been writing about this for well over a decade and when Ed Snowden released a stash of leaked documents our worst fears or concerns were largely confirmed. Not that the corporate media pays attention to these any longer (those are presumed “old news” even though nothing was done or said to suggest a policy change).

“The latest news will only further curtail that latter agenda, assuming corporate media will bother reporting it like it constantly badmouths “Linux”.”Microsoft is really struggling in the server space. Windows Server is being rapidly abandoned, so Microsoft is trying to swallow the GNU/Linux servers market (without success). The latest news will only further curtail that latter agenda, assuming corporate media will bother reporting it like it constantly badmouths “Linux”. Even when Microsoft is at fault

As Ryan has just put it (in IRC): “Microsoft plummeted down to nothing in the server market in the past year. Everyone took advantage of the downtime, I guess, to migrate to somehing else. It had probably been a long time coming, but when you’re in the thick of things, it can be hard to abandon something that’s plodding along and working just okay enough to get you by. The COVID mess probably did to Microsoft in a year what would have happened in five or six anyway.”

“They’ll try to avoid talking about that, which means that we should. Everyone is trying to get away and will the first chance that they get. It’s like women who were being controlled by their husband to the point that he puts their paychecks in his bank account to make sure they don’t have enough money to start over. Microsoft tries to keep its customers by playing dirty and implying they’ll be helpless if they leave.”

Microsoft Azure and Back/Bug Doors in GNU/Linux: Fool Me Once (Shame on You) / Fool Me Twice (Shame on Me)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security at 2:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,” goes the old saying…

2016: Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable

Microsoft update servers left all Azure RHEL instances hackable

5 years later: OMIGOD: Azure users running Linux VMs need to update now

Critical Flaws Discovered in Azure App That Microsoft Secretly Installs on Linux VMs

I’ve asked an associate whether it’s worth covering this latest “incident” and dub that a “back door”, based on what is generally known about Microsoft’s policy on security (the real policy, not what they tell the public or say in hearings about “security”).

“I think so,” the associate responded, “if it is done in the right way.”

This post [from Christian Imhorst] frames it right,” he said, as “bug doors / back doors, it’s all the same [because] sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice, and vice versa. Azure is there to ensure that gullible users don’t escape the surveillance of the Microsoft products.”

08.26.21

The Media Tells Us That ‘Linux’ is the Danger While Many Patients Die From Microsoft Windows

Posted in Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security at 11:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 062bffc6feba5db9031fc34e87192ab9

Summary: Reading the media so far this week, one might be left with the impression that Linux (which turns 30 as a proprietary kernel) is somehow the least secure thing on the planet; but that seems to mostly distract from the latest epic disaster of Microsoft

Last year we published a very long story or a series of 16 detailed posts about Windows incidents in hospitals, berating the media for participating in cover-up and a misdirection instead of actual investigation, journalism, demand for answers (which can beget accountability for the culprits who put Windows inside hospitals).

Here we are one year later and Microsoft has massive security incidents every couple of months — ones which impact millions of businesses and billions of people, costing them billion if not trillions in damages in the long run. Then we see articles which incredibly enough present Microsoft as some security leader while it lectures GNU/Linux users and claims to be some ransomware expert. They’re mostly back doors experts; they have lots of experience putting back doors in things

In the video above I go through very recent stories about “Linux” being a security issue/risk/threat (by gross misrepresentation of the brand) and today’s links about hospitals becoming disaster zones because of their use of Windows.

As we put it several times last year, how many people need to die before Windows is ripped out of health-related systems and replaced by vastly more reliable and secure Free software? Windows has already killed far more people than COVID-19 and its variants killed. They’re just not being counted as such.

Microsoft’s mediocre and insecure-by-design computing has taken its toll in many other domains, not just health, but rarely does that generate any headlines. We just hear about how “Linux” is going to space. And there’s a reason for that…

If Windows is not good enough for space missions, why should it ever be put on (or near) medical devices? Unmanned space missions put budget — not lives — at risk. About a decade ago IIS dumped Windows and moved to GNU/Linux after the space station got overwhelmingly infected with and overrun by Windows viruses. Out of this world

“Our products just aren’t engineered for security.”

Brian Valentine, Microsoft executive

07.28.21

Microsoft ‘Loves’ Linux So Much That It’s Spreading FUD About It All Over the Media for 3 Days in a Row (So Far)

Posted in Deception, FUD, GNU/Linux, Patents, Security at 5:53 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 9970fa71cb2d3e14bd46feb717c52919

Summary: The stubborn cult at Microsoft likes telling us all — especially officials and decision-makers — a bunch lies like, “we invest [some amount of money] in security” and “security is our goal”, but in reality the money is sunk into hiring (‘buying’) firms with “security” in their name, bribing publishers for mindless PR/platitudes that cast critics of Microsoft insecurity/ies as “fanatics”, “bashers”, “jealous”, “irrational” et cetera; finally, actual money goes into collaborations with the NSA on back doors, i.e. the exact opposite of security. The video above is a follow-up or sequel for something we meme-ified two days ago; we’ve since then included more examples (with editorial comments added to the links) in our News Roundups/Daily Links; Western media follows the same script we saw in Indian Web sites on Sunday and the objective is to paint Linux as “equally insecure” if not less secure than Windows. As already noted on Sunday, in a much longer video, the ‘Linux’ malware (it has nothing to do with Linux itself!) needs user intervention, neglect, or even sabotage to even get on the compromised systems in the first place. One can guess what situation or which incidents Microsoft is ever so eager to distract/deflect from…

07.26.21

[Meme] Microsoft is Lecturing Us on Security!

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security at 5:54 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

As expected, during the weekend when it started: No, Microsoft Does Not Get to Lecture Us on GNU/Linux Security (or Security in General) (detailed rebuttal, video)

Microsoft's Linux FUD

Summary: Dev Kundaliya and ‘Hacker’ News play along and go along with this laughable lie that Microsoft is some kind of security expert with moral authority/credibility on this subject

07.25.21

No, Microsoft Does Not Get to Lecture Us on GNU/Linux Security (or Security in General)

Posted in Deception, GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Security at 4:46 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum b80cf93af3d251781533a79c2ecfb628

Summary: The corporate media wants us to think (or feel) like Microsoft is some kind of security guru; the reality, however, is the exact opposite because at Microsoft sometimes if not always/by default insecurity is the actual objective (back doors)

THE media doesn’t seem to mind facts and truths. It’s all about agenda, irrespective of hard evidence such as NSA leaks [1], empirical evidence [2], warnings from the inside [3], and desperate diversionary tactics [4].

“That’s like George Bush lecturing us on peace.”As just mentioned in our latest Daily Links, a bunch of new puff pieces [5-7] tell us that “Linux” is in trouble, based on Microsoft. The so-called ‘experts’ (from Microsoft) now have the audacity to lecture us on security. That’s like George Bush lecturing us on peace. Or Bill Gates lecturing us in fidelity in a marriage (being faithful). It’s hard to keep a straight face, so we’ve made a video.

Related/contextual links in order of appearance in the video:

  1. Microsoft and the NSA
  2. Is Microsoft a National Security Threat?
  3. IRC log
  4. Microsoft Weaponises (and Further Spreads) Racism to Distract From Its Own Incompetence (and ‘Five Eyes’ Collusion for Back Door Access)
  5. New crypto malware targeting Windows, Linux systems: Microsoft
  6. New crypto malware targeting Windows, Linux systems: Microsoft
  7. “LemonDuck”: New crypto malware targeting Windows, Linux systems

07.20.21

[Meme] And Now Biden is Borrowed by Microsoft to Spread Racism and Deflect From the Real Culprit (Microsoft)…

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Security at 4:24 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: Microsoft Weaponises (and Further Spreads) Racism to Distract From Its Own Incompetence (and ‘Five Eyes’ Collusion for Back Door Access) | Is Microsoft a National Security Threat?

So all the Exchange servers have been cracked due to their severe flaws? It's the fault of CHOIIINA!

Yvonne, we found an IP address in China; Oh, really? Yes, and millions more all around the world

Summary: Microsoft is once again trying to find some whipping boy as clients abandon Exchange for greener (and freer) pastures; in the process Microsoft engages in overt racism, as usual

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