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Re: [OT]Microsoft makes networked software 'illegal' on XPunless you pay them...
That's funny. Yet another case of someone - either a company through licensing and litigation, or a government through legislation - trying to effect both software quality. Forget the fact that such tools may be exploitable - if you're a computer criminal, the fact you're violating a software license clause probably isn't going to deter you from your actions, much like how 'drug crimes using a gun' probably doesn't deter many drug criminals, either. Instead of addressing the technical problem - eg, poor software development and flaws in how the software works - we're once again seeing it legislated/litigated away (I'm thinking of Adobe E-Reader, DeCSS, etc here). Talk about burying your head in the sand, which appears to be the status quo, even in today's environment of security hysteria where we 'need to do more'. >From what I see here in DC, nobody's REALLY interested in addressing security long term, as it will rock the boat too much; so we continue seeing little goofy ways to look like security is being addressed when in reality, security ISN'T being addressed. rf infowarrior.org windows-free since 1999 :) > From: Bruce Williams <email@example.com> > From > http://www.infoworld.com/articles/op/xml/02/03/18/020318oplivingston.xml > > Microsoft's XP license agreement says, "Except as otherwise permitted by > the NetMeeting, Remote Assistance, and Remote Desktop features described > below, you may not use the Product to permit any Device to use, access, > display, or run other executable software residing on the Workstation > Computer, nor may you permit any Device to use, access, display, or run the > Product or Product's user interface, unless the Device has a separate > license for the Product." > > I guess this improves security.... > > bye, > Bruce Williams > "Asking the wrong questions is the leading cause of wrong answers" > > > > > > > > > >