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+ - MS Office macro virus comeback->

Submitted by yuhong
yuhong (1378501) writes "Thanks to the change in default macro security setting in Office 2007, macro viruses are making a comeback. Usually the documents uses social engineering tactics to convince the user to enable macros. Most of these macro "viruses" do not spread in the old sense. Instead they contain downloaders that downloads an EXE from another website and execute it."
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+ - MS squeezing SQL Server customers on licensing->

Submitted by yuhong
yuhong (1378501) writes ""Microsoft's SQL Server business has hit the $5 billion mark in terms of annual revenue and is growing like gangbusters, according to CEO Satya Nadella. " What Satya did not mention is where this revenue comes from. According to an article from CRN, "Licensing experts believe this stunning figure is primarily due to the company raising prices last summer for many of its enterprise products [such as SQL Server].""
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Comment: My explaination (Score 2) 218

by yuhong (#47187195) Attached to: Microsoft Fixing Windows 8 Flaws, But Leaving Them In Windows 7

Well, it is relatively cheap to do things like this during development of a new major version but relatively expensive to do a security update or hotfix, so they need proof there is actually an exploitable bug, though they will often review surrounding code and do additional fixes when developing security updates.

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