Microsoft Will Patch DRM Exploit
Folds on 'Blame the user' position
After malware authors began exploiting the way Microsoft's DRM works, Microsoft first brushed aside criticism
; hinting that it was the user's responsibility to be more careful when downloading files (something that didn't sit well with the anti-spyware gurus who frequent our Security Forum
). Apparently Microsoft has now reversed course
, and will release an update within 30 days to thwart this avenue of infection.
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Re: Either way
This isn't really about blame though. At least it's not supposed to be. It should be about fixing an exploit. That's the problem with American culture. We are more interested on who we are going to point the finger at and less interested in just fixing the problem. My take on fixing the problem:
To the companies that exploit it - Civil penalties. The only real way to curb bad behaviour is some sort of punishment or deterrent.
To Microsoft - Fix the hole. They are now owning up to their part in the solution. Finally.
To the end user - Educate yourself. Don't accept everything that comes in front of you. Especially on your computer. Like the old saying goes, don't take candy from strangers.
News flash ~~~~~Microsoft not wrong!!~~~~~~~
I hate it when big faceless companies blame the end user for a glitch in their OS. You would never see Apple blame the users for getting some form of messed up drm spyware on their PC's.