Interesting: Microsoft takes the Android profit, the Wonkas take the pain
Yet Android costs Google billions, without drawing revenue. Microsoft is making half a billion a year from Android. The settlement with Oracle, when it eventually comes, will add even more costs to working with Android – for anyone who dabbled with it.
. . . → Read More: Why Patents are not here to be violated: Google’s challenges with Android
Obviously I do not like people to steal software. Additionally, from at least two perspectives it adds security risks: People are less likely to patch and pirated software often comes wit pre-installed malware, which is then hard to detect.
There is just such a case now with the iPhone: Fake iPhone jail-breaking tool packed with . . . → Read More: The Risks of Pirated Software
Sometimes I wonder whether I am too paranoid. I just got a call, which went like that:
Caller: “Hello, we are doing a health insurance survey and have just three questions for you, would you mind to join in? Just 20 seconds. We do it for Health Insurance statistics.” Me: Was in a very good . . . → Read More: Am I Too Paranoid?
There seem to be policy organizations being serious about fighting piracy! Hungary, actually with 41% pirated software “not even that bad”, seems to be really serious. But before, let me just take those 41% up for a second: This means that 41% of the work you do is stolen. I think a significant negative impact . . . → Read More: Raid against Piracy
If would like to start with an important statement: This is the first blog post I made with a disclaimer to start with. The content of this post is not an official Microsoft position and might not reflect the Microsoft opinion!
Let’s have a chat about piracy. When I look at my neighborhood, I often . . . → Read More: Piracy and Legal Consequences
Beginning of this year, I tried to understand, whether we can show a collaboration between Piracy (stolen software) and Malware Infections. I played a little bit with the data I had available and came to the conclusion, that there most probably is: Is there a Correlation between Stolen Software (Piracy) and Security/Patching?
Now, the Business . . . → Read More: Software Piracy – A Threat to Security!
I basically like the blogosphere. It is a way to express an opinion without having to worry (too much) about censorship. The disadvantage is that there are people who present things as “facts”, which are simply wrong. This happened Thursday on ZDNet.
I stumbled across an article called It’s time for Microsoft to supply ALL . . . → Read More: Security Updates on Automatic Update
Well, it is not really a follow up of my last post but goes into the same direction:
A few years ago (I was still working in Switzerland) we ran an event where consumer could bring us their PC and we checked it for viruses and cleaned it where necessary. When we found a heavily . . . → Read More: Piracy and Security (part 1.5)
Remark: A few weeks ago I made a post where I asked you about the correlation between Piracy and Security. I was talking about Piracy (stolen software) and got a lot of answers about Privacy (Data Protection) . So the following post is about stolen and illegal software…
I was recently asked in a panel . . . → Read More: Is there a Correlation between Stolen Software (Piracy) and Security/Patching?
I am working on a blog post on Security and Piracy looking into the data I have available. Probably it will be ready next week but what I wanted to know: Is there anybody who did some research about this already? I would appreciate if you could let me know. I will definitely share my . . . → Read More: Security and Piracy – a Correlation?