I published a note about this approximately 8 years ago: http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id...
When on earth did AV detect 95% of attacks? (hint: never)
When Heartbleed was disclosed, virtually no affected vendor (e.g., Ubuntu, Cisco, Juniper, etc.) had an update available. So there was a window where the vulnerability was public, but nobody had official updates from their vendor that would protect them. You are claiming that this is better than a coordinated release, where there would have been actual updates available to install?
It's not "buddies" that is being discussed here. It's the people producing the software that is affected!
Right. Because the primary concern at Microsoft is that people get the legitimate software that they're looking for: http://i.imgur.com/ydSDGNR.png
Depending on your monitor brightness/contrast and your attention to detail, well, you get the picture...
The vulnerability is a use-after-free bug triggered by DHTML. If DHTML is a feature that you don't care for, feel free to switch to Lynx or Mosaic.
Give me a break. A vulnerability was disclosed, and then some time after that it was leveraged by attackers in the wild. This is what happens.
1) This has nothing to do with Netflix. I am a Netflix user and I suspect that my Roku is not affected by the vulnerability in question.
2) Silverlight *does* get updated with automatic updates.
3) The vulnerability in question was fixed in March (MS13-022).
You're criticizing the grammar of a submitter's summary? You must be new here.
If you'd bother to RTFA, you would have noticed that the phrase "crazy Nikon tech" is hyperlinked.
A drug that causes scaly green skin and is called crocodile? Ok, I have to admit that I had to look up that this isn't an early/late April fools joke.
I tell folks if they want an SSD don't have anything on it they would feel bad if they lost
How about you tell people that it's unsafe to use a computer without a viable backup scheme, regardless of the type of drive they use?
On a technical level (e.g. included exploit mitigations), Windows 8 is safer than any other Windows operating system. Even if Windows does go down the iOS route of only running approved software, does that really make it less safe? Maybe vendors are starting to realize that it's OK if Joe Home User can't run CuteKittens.exe that was just emailed to him.
Don't trust software vendors or other people? Good. Write your own OS and don't plug it into the internet. If you get that far.
You're asking how to ask a question? You request them to send a public PGP key so that you can encrypt the email. If they don't know what that means, you elaborate and point them in the right direction.
The same technique can be extrapolated to any request that you have in life.
If you care about security, you're running NoScript. And they do not run.
I mean, if a car has an airbag, that's just an admission that the driver isn't skilled enough. Right?