Re: Microsoft is creating Zombie machines!!!
- From: "Julie" <chrisv@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2005 08:11:50 -0800
> On Sat, 22 Oct 2005 13:24:51 +0100, "Tony" <ttiger@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> "Anth" <zombie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> Seeing as Microsoft are insisting on a scan to verify the legitimacy
>>> of every version of Windows before being allowed to download Windows
>>> updates, it occurred to me that many people with "dodgy" versions of
>>> Windows will no longer bother with the updates which must mean there
>>> are thousands, perhaps millions of unpatched machine out there
>>> ready to join the already huge army of zombie machines.
>>> Considering Microsoft have some pretty keen brains working for them
>>> they must have fore seen this. Question is why did they allowed it
>>> to happen?
>> They have already identified this and will not prevent the download
>> of critical updates for non legitimate PC's. They will not allow
>> non critical updates such as new drivers, media players, active X etc
> I've been to Microsoft update, scanned my machine and told me the
> serial was bogus. I wasn't allowed to download anything including
> critical updates.
> Linux here I come.
That's where thieves like you belong.
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