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Windows 7: That Windows 7 bootleg is a ticking time bomb


20 Dec 2008   #1

Vista Ultimate SP1
 
 
That Windows 7 bootleg is a ticking time bomb

I found this posting on ZD Net. For those of you who are using the Torrent versions, this is some info for you.
Post from: That Windows 7 bootleg is a ticking time bomb | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Bootleggers, beware.
Judging by my inbox, lots of you downloaded a bootleg copy of Windows 7 build 6956 from BitTorrent, and now you have it running. But no matter how hard you try, you can’t update its built-in copy of Internet Explorer 8 with this week’s extremely critical out-of-band security update, which Microsoft turned around in record time.

That’s the downside of running software from unauthorized channels. You see, the build zipping around the BitTorrent tubes right now is a random “daily build,” one of many that was produced during the run-up to the upcoming beta release of Windows 7. Anyone who would have had authorized access to that build (Microsoft employees, OEM partners, a tiny corps of trusted beta testers) already has authorized access to more recent builds (including, rumors say, the final beta release itself) that can be updated with a supported version of this crucial IE8 patch. So, logically enough, Microsoft’s security team doesn’t release an update for that leaked version, just as it didn’t release an update for build 6952 or build 6961. As a result, you’re vulnerable if you visit a compromised website using the unpatched version of IE8.

Do you feel lucky? Maybe you might want to use a different browser (or even a different operating system) for the next few weeks


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20 Dec 2008   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Here's the download page to install it manually if your version qualifies.

MS08-078: Security update for Internet Explorer
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20 Dec 2008   #3
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello.

Thanks dsljay.

I just checked and it's already in my 64-bit 6801. I don't have anything else installed right now to check.

@Brink, thanks for the link!











Later Ted
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20 Dec 2008   #4

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

I tried to install this but it says it was not applicable to my computer. I dont have this update so how can it not be applicable. I chose to option for Windows 7 Pre-Beta, IE 8.

Im running 6956.
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20 Dec 2008   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsljay View Post
I found this posting on ZD Net. For those of you who are using the Torrent versions, this is some info for you.
Post from: That Windows 7 bootleg is a ticking time bomb | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com

Bootleggers, beware.
Judging by my inbox, lots of you downloaded a bootleg copy of Windows 7 build 6956 from BitTorrent, and now you have it running. But no matter how hard you try, you can’t update its built-in copy of Internet Explorer 8 with this week’s extremely critical out-of-band security update, which Microsoft turned around in record time.

That’s the downside of running software from unauthorized channels. You see, the build zipping around the BitTorrent tubes right now is a random “daily build,” one of many that was produced during the run-up to the upcoming beta release of Windows 7. Anyone who would have had authorized access to that build (Microsoft employees, OEM partners, a tiny corps of trusted beta testers) already has authorized access to more recent builds (including, rumors say, the final beta release itself) that can be updated with a supported version of this crucial IE8 patch. So, logically enough, Microsoft’s security team doesn’t release an update for that leaked version, just as it didn’t release an update for build 6952 or build 6961. As a result, you’re vulnerable if you visit a compromised website using the unpatched version of IE8.

Do you feel lucky? Maybe you might want to use a different browser (or even a different operating system) for the next few weeks

I think that is why, because you are using Build 6956
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20 Dec 2008   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BucSox79 View Post
I tried to install this but it says it was not applicable to my computer. I dont have this update so how can it not be applicable. I chose to option for Windows 7 Pre-Beta, IE 8.

Im running 6956.
Hello BucSox,

Hence the bootleg copy from the article.

Sorry,
Shawn
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20 Dec 2008   #7

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello BucSox,

Hence the bootleg copy from the article.

Sorry,
Shawn
YEah, I understand now. At first my thought was he was just talking about Windows Update. I saw you posted that link and I assumed it was a way around it to get the update.

Thanks for your responses.
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20 Dec 2008   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I wish it was. I wouldn't mind having it either.
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20 Dec 2008   #9

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Glad I use Chrome then..
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20 Dec 2008   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again hethoofd.

Have a look at this ...

Google Chrome vulnerabilities starting to pile up | Zero Day | ZDNet.com














Later Ted
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