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February 25, 2010 by

Does that new Windows Activation update really 'phone home'?

This week, Microsoft began rolling out the Windows Activation Technologies update that it promised earlier this month. Some privacy advocates claim that the update "phones home," an expression that traditionally has been tied to spyware. I disagree with this characterization but recognize that reasonable people can find privacy concerns. Here's a background on exactly what this update does, so you can make up your own mind.

August 7, 2007 by

Vista kernel tampering tool released, then mysteriously disappears

The race to defeat a key anti-rootkit/anti-DRM mechanism in Windows Vista has heated up again with the release of a tool that loads unsigned drivers into 64-bit Windows kernel and a swift decision by Microsoft to treat the utility as malicious spyware. But a third developer has joined the fray with "Purple Pill," a new utility that could be very troublesome for Microsoft if it works as advertised.

October 6, 2006 by

Microsoft gives adware pusher an MVP award

Since when did the criteria for being named a Microsoft MVP include pushing adware, spyware, and malware? That's what a couple of longtime MVPs want to know after seeing a controversial software developer receive official recognition from Microsoft despite longstanding complaints about his product.

July 5, 2006 by

WGA 'spyware' lawsuits against Microsoft probably meritless

On the heels of what I believe can best be described as a faux pas on Microsoft's behalf (and I've already said as much), the Redmond, WA-based company is now the subject of two separate class-action suits due to the behavior of its Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) software. Classification of WGA as spyware, which is illegal in many states (there is no federal law yet) is central to both cases.

February 15, 2006 by

Fighting spyware in the UK

Spyware victims in the UK now have a way to fight back. It started with one person's letter to her Member of Parliament (MP) That person is spyware activist (sounds better than zealot, eh?), and Microsoft Security MVP Gwynne Brothwood, known online as Nellie2


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