Monday, May 15, 2017

Microsoft Pushes Hard about the Implicit Danger to the World from the NSA

Microsoft warned governments Sunday against storing computer vulnerabilities like the leaked one at the heart of the cyberattack that has crippled computers in more than 150 countries.

"The governments of the world should treat this attack as a wake up call," Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, wrote in a blog post about what is being called the largest ransomware attack ever.

He warned of the danger of exploits developed by governments—this time the NSA in America—falling into the hands of hackers and causing widespread damage as is the case with the current attack which has crippled more than 200,000 computers around the world.  Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

The solution suggested by Microsoft is more than fanciful and wistful.

Microsoft is calling for a "Digital Geneva Convention" that would require governments to report computer vulnerabilities to vendors rather than store, sell or exploit them

- PO

The naivete of the young can be amusing ... and immensely disheartening.  They show no understanding of the kinds of people in the NSA and there's no chance they will reveal anything.

The only way you can deal with the NSA is by driving a wooden stake into its heart.  In fact, this is not Hotel California and you can kill the beast but you'll never do it with silly ass parades for this cause or that one.  No-one even remembers the parade the next day because welcome to the Facebook generation where no-one needs an attention span because it's always Groundhog Day.

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