“We just learned some troubling news about the recently-released anti-hack update for Windows 7 as well as the upcoming Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1. From what we understand, this could also involve new updates for Windows Vista and Windows XP.
First of all, the new Windows 7 anti-hack update does more than just scan for anti-activation exploits. It also performs a simple heuristic-based scan of all storage media…”
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Microsoft Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Roadmap @ TechARP
- Checking in from PAX East: new location, same love @ Ars Technica
- Google bakes Flash into Chrome, hopes to improve plug-in API @ Ars Technica
- Canon PowerShot A495 Review @ TechReviewSource
- Kodak Zx1 HD Digital Camcorder Review @ ThinkComputers
- Win A HP Wireless Laser Mini Mouse @ t-break
- Win yet another Dell XPS 16 Laptop with Dell Outlet & OC3D
- Win A Thermaltake Massive23 CS Notebook Cooler @ t-break
Source: Tech ARP
KB971033 already has a bad name, we knew that it was the evolution of Windows Genuine Advantage and that it phoned home to Redmond to report on the status of your Windows license. However, have you heard of the anti-terrorism file scan that it does? According to information from TechARP, this update initiates a heuristic-based scan for potential “terrorism-related” materials and if they are found then a lot of personal information about your PC will be headed off to Redmond and presumably Washington. This update is of course global and not limited to US citizens. Check out what else they learned by following the link.