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Re: FBI tells the public to call their ISP for help

  • From: Florian Weimer
  • Date: Sat Jun 16 09:43:24 2007

* Fred Baker:

[Microsoft security updates]

> It is my understanding that they even support pirated software in
> this context;

Their message on this message on this topic is rather mixed.

The Office update used to display warnings that after a security
update, pirated copies might cease to function.  And the updates
claimed that you need the original CD, which did not appear to be
true, but still.

For Windows Update, Microsoft has been quite successful in creating
the impression that during the update check, your system is examined
for pirated software.

And finally, a major source of malware are sites which distribute
cracks and product keys. 8-(