11.26.22

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Microsoft is the Problem, Not the Solution

Posted in Deception, FUD, Microsoft, Security at 2:25 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Microsoft Concern-Trolling on Security
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Summary: The media is doing anything it can to suppress discussion about the national or international security crisis caused by Microsoft; instead, some publishers go as far as lionising Microsoft, portraying it as the ‘Jesus’ of computer security

THE VIDEO above concerns the concern-trolling by Microsoft et al, including Jim Zemlin (Linux Foundation) idolising the practices of the NSA's back doors partner as if Microsoft and security can be uttered in the same sentence (with a straight face). Microsoft and security are polar opposites and there’s ample literature explaining why.

Under the guise of “national security” Microsoft lobbyists are pursuing legislation that marginalises Free software in the US and EU. This is no laughing matter, it’s just regrettable that what’s left of “the media” does not pay attention and instead participates in the FUD campaign (with misleading and loaded terms like "supply chain").

“Microsoft and security are polar opposites and there’s ample literature explaining why.”The video shows the typical chorus from SANS (as of late), weaponising very old news (almost 12 months old!) to divert attention away from the biggest culprits, including back doors, ransomware, and so on (predominantly Windows issues).

As of this week, the Microsoft-connected media has the typical audacity to also portray Microsoft as a security expert when in fact dealing with antiquated software. As an associate of ours explains, “a) Boa was discontinued in 2005, the problem is not “open source software” b) [it's ludicrous that] Microsoft [is] posing as an authority on anything” (including security and “open source”).

The video above goes through these stories and ends with one from our latest Daily Links that said:

Although the Boa web server has been discontinued back in 2005, a lot of businesses still continue to use the same. Companies continue to use Boa web servers as it is bundled in the software development kit (SDKs) of a product. However, according to the latest report from Microsoft, Boa web server comes with potential risks and it is easy for [attackers] to [breach] these services. More importantly, Microsoft’s research showed that Indian power companies have faced several attacks because of the web server.

Do we need “Microsoft’s research” to know that running software discontinued more than 17 years ago is not a good idea? This is a symptom of undermined if not deeply corrupted media.

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