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ggrobot
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 4:47 pm    Post subject: New Year's Tech Reading [17647] Reply with quote

SECURITY... Adware installed through Windows Media files - In short, the well-known copyright management/protection firm Overpeer has figured out how to install adware through Windows Media files. The technique exploits features of the Windows Media DRM functionality to launch special Internet

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject: SECURITY - Adware installed through Windows Media files Reply with quote

It absolute floors me why the heck Microsoft and its OS allows executable
content and the "fricken features" in Microsoft Office, media, or graphics files. Does anyone other than ad/spy companies actually use executable content? And why allow the range of ability the executable content can
do? Maybe there should be a roll-back of features where media and
graphics files where just that, media and graphics files.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're right--it's insane. Nobody should use Windows Media Player, anyway. If you're stuck on a PC, then the open source VLC plays most .wmv files.
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