08.25.08

Eye on Microsoft: Broken Patches Downplayed by Microsoft

Posted in Deception, Microsoft, Security at 4:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

This was already mentioned a few days ago. Having realised that an almost-monthly occurrence/recurrence of broken patches made no exception this month, Microsoft once again used ‘propaganda’ terms like “reliability updates”. Words like “reliability” and sometimes “performance” sound better than "crashes", "data corruption", and "botnet".

Anyway, here is one report that’s merely echoing Microsoft.

Microsoft Patch Re-released

The initial version that was posted was incomplete, missing “important security and reliability updates.”

They always downplay the severity of the issues. Here is an older example:

In addition, Microsoft hides and twists the number of vulnerabilities in its software. It’s done for vanity purposes. It lies for PR gains at the expense of security of the customers’ systems. Examples:

Despite the fact that Windows Vista is claimed less secure than Windows 2000, Microsoft is insanely protective of the security image (perception) of Windows Vista. We previously showed how the company uses its media placements and analysts to lie in public about Vista security.

IRC: #boycottnovell @ FreeNode: August 24th, 2008

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