Have Microsoft overstepped the Mark regarding Security issues, and may have produced a really dangerous one themselves? :o
Let me explain (rewind a bit)
Microsoft have started using a new download method on Broadband using the Broadband modem offline, while the Computer is running (and not logged in...)
I noticed this on the last Microsoft security update (at the scheduled time) which I logged off then returned later showing about 25% of the latest patches loaded on the yellow shield icon in the taskbar by the clock
I logged on later and checked again was up to 30% Thought may be "trickle loading" during idle periods (like SETI updates)?
I logged off again and this new warning message was displayed (after shutting down AOL) about Do Not turn the computer off while the updates were loading...
So Microsoft are accessing our computer regardless of being online or Not, so long as A) the BB connection is Hooked up and B) The computer is Running.
Very Clever Microsoft...
But with you banging the Drum hard over preventing Security breaches, this is a massive "Own Goal" that might backfire on you Big Time?! :o
What if somebody could emulate this method of moving data, Just 1 trojan would be moved by this method would get in theory onto ALL the connected BB computers connected up, not talking several dozen on a single ISP link, but perhaps several million collectively! Bypasses browser Maybe also Firewall security... Going back to Boot sector type viruses? :eek: :o :(
Historically Microsoft started the remote connection Link where you could take control of another computer on a 1 to 1 basis ... Now there are many clones (most of the Illegal kind)
all doing the same thing (some better than the Microsoft version)
I think Microsoft's Latest bit of "Cleverness" will bring down the Broadband Internet unless they take Immediate action to rectify this gaping Loophole. :eek: