Looks like MS shouldn't have cast Tavis Ormany in such a negative light when he pointed out that 17-year old flaw that lets you own all 32-bit Windows boxes.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
lol, now lets see who got owned... Thats right, its Microsoft, oh wait... and everyone else the exploits affect!
Microsoft can fix this easily... you know they have a time machine! :P lol j/k
I wish I could see the link... but I can't since i'm at work :-(
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Your work doesn't let you view news articles at Softpedia, but allows HotHardware forums? Sounds like a bizarre filtering system.
Here's a summary:
A group of security researchers have released full
details and exploitation code for an unpatched Windows local privilege
escalation vulnerability. The researchers openly stated that they will
continue to do so in response to how Microsoft treated Tavis Ormany, the
Google engineer blamed for disclosing a critical Windows bug publicly
The advisory for a
new zero-day vulnerability affecting Windows Vista and Windows Server
2008 contains an interesting manifesto which reads: "Due to hostility
toward security researchers, the most recent example being of Tavis
Ormandy, a number of us from the industry (and some not from the
industry) have come together to form MSRC: the Microsoft-Spurned
Researcher Collective. MSRC will fully disclose vulnerability
information discovered in our free time, free from retaliation against
us or any inferred employer."...
They go on to discuss a couple of other zero-day vulnerabilities that have been disclosed in the past week by other people. I wouldn't worry though; I'm sure these bugs will be fixed in six years.
Here's a link to the MSRC vulnerability at securityfocus: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/41280/discuss
lol... yea I can go to a few forums but then they block stupid stuff for outrageous reasons lol
Also that's pretty hilarious.. but really it sounds like they are doing microsoft a favor.
People spend a lot of money to research these types of vulnerabilities lol
If Microsoft wants to retake their position as #1 tech company in the world then they should fire the people who find flaws and let these people work for free. What? It could work.
"The future starts with you; now start posting more!"
nah, just get all the hackers riled up and they'll find all the flaws for you real quick lol
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