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Microsoft at home PC security videos

Just found this collection of videos, which very well explain the issues with viruses, worms, spyware and phishing to end users. Microsoft even allows:

If you would like to use our videos for educational or training purposes, you may download them from the links below. You may display the video to others or copy it to your private network to be viewable by others without Internet access, but they may not be redistributed elsewhere on the Internet.

Good move, Microsoft.

But what I found very disturbing is that the videos are downloaded as .exe files, which self-extract as again .exe files which play in Macromedia Flash Player 7. Now even if we provide these great videos internally, the end users have to click through warning messages telling them they should only open executables if they trust them. In addition, we're trying to get people to not download any executables at all. For these reasons: Please Microsoft, provide the videos in a format that doesn't require the end users downloading .exe files and still allows us to publish them in an internal network.


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