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Microsoft patches 50 vulnerabilities incl a Zero Day Issue

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Targeted Attacks => Not some small time "hacker" looking to build botnet... CIA?
    Middle East - Probably someone nice, right?

    It is nice that it is patched, I feel much more secure. And would feel twice as secure if I was doing something bad via my PC.
     
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    Kaarme Maha Guru

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    When Win10 started to install updates upon turning off the PC last night, I thought today I'd find all of my personal documents gone, but fortunately it wasn't that update.

    I reckon most targeted attacks in the Middle East are by Israel. You know, by the actual experts in Israel, not those "experts" that find "vulnerabilities" in AMD CPUs and give AMD 24 hours to fix them before making them public with terrible headlines.
     
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    Don't leave out their Arab buddies. Despite all the rhetoric, they do buy all those "tools" from Israel :p
     

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    What I meant is, that it talked about sophisticated tool which was universal for multiple versions of Windows. That's not work of random guy in mom's basement. That's work of well funded and motivated party. Be it Israeli, US, ... matters little. But it means that threat they are focusing on is likely threat to their national security. (Or is perceived as such.)

    And dozen of targets really look more like surgical approach. And likely bad guys are ones to celebrate. I do not think that any of those organizations capable to create and use surgical hack like this will target some random citizen or will use that vulnerability to get data from millions of computers. (That greatly increases chance for detection and fix. => Loss of investment, technological advantage, Strategic option.)
     
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    Remember the time when 3 Baraks sat at one table to "negotiate" - Barack Obama, Ehud Barak and Mubarak (president of Egypt). Judeoamerican-Arab everlasting conflict was designed to hold the rest of the world as a hostage. And this conflict is carefully maintained throughout a few decades now. And the authorities are trying to persuade us that this is just a coincidence, and whoever says different is an inventor of a "conspiracy theory"....
    And anyone who thinks it's just a coincidence that windows os is invented (though the idea was stolen, copied) by a guy who is of such and such nationality, and that it's a pure coincidence that micro$oft is a servant of the secret forces of USA, is living in an illusion.
     
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    No, High School or College kids would make things worse, mostly. However, they sure do have some fixing to do, in many areas. (How the stocks do not take a hit with things like this, I will never understand.)
     
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