Skip to main content

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.
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Sony is evil

I just so agree with Todd:

Bad Company of the Year Award!:The company that I am putting at the top of my list is a 4 letter word so foul, that it has been banned from my home. I have asked my wife who is Japanese to refrain from buying any of their products for the next 5 years. The Bad company of the year is no other than SONY…
Sony is just a big no-buy company. My girlfriend knows why Sony is evil and we both will rather buy a more expensive or less appealing product from a competitor. "Sony is evil" has only 726 hits on Google, but this will increase.

Edit: More about the damage Sony does:
Artists revolt against DRM
Portable stereo's creator got his due, eventually

Switzerland - the country with the most craft breweries per capita

Just stumbled upon this stat:


Interesting is looking at the number of capita per craft brewery - we see Switzerland has one craft brewery per 20'000 people:

CountryCraft BreweriesCapitaCapita per BreweryUSA4,000322,216,00080,554Canada48335,851,77474,227UK72364,800,00089,627Germany30781,197,500264,487France65467,107,000102,610Switzerland3968,279,70020,908Russia561146,433,580261,022Italy60060,725,000101,208Japan200126,890,000634,450Brazil217205,180,000945,530
(Source of population  data:

Eye-catching accident prevention poster

The Swiss Council for Accident Prevention bfu has an eye-catching poster. It says: "To prevent accidents becoming horror (stories): Wear a bycicle helmet." Link to .pdf (144k)