Microsoft genuine downloads looking for wine
mh at codeweavers.com
Fri Feb 18 05:03:37 CST 2005
Shachar Shemesh wrote:
> If the mere existence of this key makes the validation fail, what's to
> stop a virus from simply adding this key as a way to stop legitimate
> users from downloading the security fix for that same virus? If MS is
> really doing what we think they may be doing here, I don't think they
> are going to be enjoying it for long. They are (what else is new?)
> shooting themselves in the foot (again?).
Yes, I wonder if they considered that scenario ... presumably if that
did happen they'd just have to get people to revalidate.
> The main problem with MS is that what they call "core OS" can get quite
Exactly, right now their new anti-spyware app is protected even though
it's definitely a new app. It didn't even exist (in its current form)
when the last Windows update shipped.
> Amen to that. So, opengl, dcom, what else do we need? :-)
OpenGL we provide ourselves. The big ones that I know about are DCOM,
MSI and MDAC.
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