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    Post Looking for accurate info

    Helllo ... I am doing an essay for one of my 3rd year Computer Engineering courses and
    the topic that I would like to discuss is how Microsoft chose to add features instead of fixing
    bugs and other known security issues. Also, I am looking for info on the efffects of these
    flaws (Like the IIS problem).

    I have been scouring the net for weeks and have <some> good info. I was hoping that some
    of you could point me to some appropirtate articles. I need reliable sources; newspapers, gov sites,
    CERT articles, etc ... not "MICROSOFTSUCKS.COM" ... I need creditable sources and creditable info.

    A lot, suprisingly a lot, of info that I have found is full of assumptions and anti-MS retoric. I have
    had a really difficult time finding good info and am beginnig to get frustrated.

    I thank all of you for the help.

    GoldenSpiral
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    Well one would the the MS Windows XP UPnP (Universal Plug and Play)
    MS intended it to be one of Win XP's asset features.. now its being a risk to most home and business users..

    for more reference visit this thread...

    http://www.antionline.com/showthread...hreadid=137558


    And i still think that remote desktop is still considered as a security risk..
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    I could send you all the M$ related Cert advisories that I have. I have a few years stored up.
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    I guess the problem with using the Internet for research is that, although the information is timely, it is not always very accurate since anyone can slap some stuff on a web page and show it to the world.

    I reckon that if you've already found some decent sites (CERT etc), your best bet is to try and find some information presented in different mediums. I'd say that the big newspapers and magazines are probably worth searching through. The information they give tends be a lot more accurate. I know at my uni, people grading assignments tend to frown using the Internet as your sole source of reference. The Bureau of Statistics is also a very reliable source with timely information. A lot of places like this have their records online now anyway.

    You probably know all of this and if I sound condescending, I apologise. Good luck with the essay =).
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    I haven't quite learned how to reply to a singe person ... I tried to email KorpDeath ... but it says
    that you don't want to be email via the dicussion board ... so I am posting the relpy here (please
    excuse me if it is the wrong way).

    It would be really cool if you (KorpDeath) could send me some CERT postings ... I went to the site again and am
    wading through advisories as we speak.

    Thanks for the help,

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    I'll try to get em to you tomorrow. Is that okay?

    BTW It says the same thing about you not wanting to receive emails from the boards..... I think we found a problem, because I've gotten emails from people on the board before.

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    Hello GoldenSpiral!

    Good day to you! In addition to the posts from the others above, below are several links containing news articles on Microsoft's security flaws. Hope it helps you out

    1) http://search.win2000mag.net/securit...%22security%22

    2) http://news.com.com/2100-1001-275366.html?legacy=cnet

    3) http://content.techweb.com/wire/story/TWB19980123S0007

    4) www.ecommercetimes.com/perl/story/4059.html

    5) http://news.com.com/2100-1001-277291.html?legacy=cnet

    6) http://www.computeruser.com/articles...1,1126,01.html

    7) http://www.techtv.com/news/hackingan...359674,00.html

    8) http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/99....security.idg/

    9)http://www.techtv.com/cybercrime/fea...596912,00.html

    10) http://techupdate.zdnet.com/techupda...429536,00.html

    A blessed day to all!!!!
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    Thanks to all who have helped me out.

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    here, try this site, Security Focus.

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