This is exactly the search query which led some user to my blog. For those who don’t know (I’m not sure if this particular set is well-known in countries other than Russia) Zverdvd is Russian pirate “build” of Windows with pirate software included. (the word “Zverdvd” is roughly equivalent to “BeastDVD”). Now the facts: – Among pirated applications on such a set one can find a virus or other piece of rogue software very often – SSL is a technology to prevent data thefts. It’s arguable how much help it brings, but that is not related our today’s topic After … Continue reading Zverdvd ssl does not work
It suddenly came to my mind, that the shift for SaaS, Clouds and all other fashionable technologies popped out, possibly, due to pirates’ activity. Yes, exactly those who are always complaining that a bunch of bytes cannot cost money. Look, those who create content need to earn from that, so they thought up, say, Cloud, to take money not for bytes, but for granting access to them. Just imagine the nearest future: user has a piece of hardware,given to him for free or for a minimal cost (those who want to tell me it’s a nonsense should recall iPhone which … Continue reading Pirates and Services…
Well… I should correct myself: the vulnerability was not in the OS, moreover not in the browser. It was in Apple QuickTime, and therefore every browser which uses Java on a machine with QuickTime installed is vulnerable. The only workaround for the vulnerability for now is to disable Java. Thus my example was far from excellence, which don’t make my vision of the problem change… My first post on the problem.