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Linux Still Not A Threat To Windows 10s Home Domination



138. Over the months and years that followed the release of Internet Explorer 1.0 in July 1995, senior executives at Microsoft remained engrossed with maximizing Internet Explorer's share of browser usage. Whenever competing priorities threatened to intervene, decision-makers at Microsoft reminded those reporting to them that browser usage share remained, as Microsoft senior vice president Paul Maritz put it, "job #1." For example, in the summer of 1997, some mid-level employees began to urge that Microsoft charge a price for at least some of the components of Internet Explorer 4.0. This would have shifted some anticipatory demand to Windows 98 (which was due to be released somewhat later than Internet Explorer 4.0), since Windows 98 would include all of the browser at no extra charge. Senior executives at Microsoft rejected the proposal, because while the move might have increased demand for Windows 98 and generated substantial revenue, it would have done so at the unacceptable cost of retarding the dissemination of Internet Explorer 4.0. Maritz reminded those who had advocated the proposal that "getting browser share up to 50% (or more) is still the major goal."




Linux Still Not a Threat to Windows 10’s Home Domination



231. First, Microsoft rewarded with valuable consideration those large-volume OEMs that took steps to promote Internet Explorer. For example, Microsoft gave reductions in the royalty price of Windows to certain OEMs, including Gateway, that set Internet Explorer as the default browser on their PC systems. In 1997, Microsoft gave still further reductions to those OEMs that displayed Internet Explorer's logo and links to Microsoft's Internet Explorer update page on their own home pages. That same year, Microsoft agreed to give OEMs millions of dollars in co-marketing funds, as well as costly in-kind assistance, in exchange for their carrying out other promotional activities for Internet Explorer.


Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics (ATA) is a defense platform which reads information from multiple sources like traffic for certain protocols to the Domain Controller, Windows Event Logs and SIEM events. The information thus collected is used to detect Reconnaissance, Credentials replay, Lateral movement, Persistence attacks etc. Well known attacks like Pass-the-Hash, Pass-the-Ticket, Overpass-the-Hash, Golden Ticket, Directory services replication, Brute-force, Skeleton key etc. can be detected using ATA. Whenever communication to a Domain Controller is done using protocols like Kerberos, NTLM, RPC, DNS, LDAP etc., ATA will parse that traffic for gathering information about not only possible attacks but user behavior as well. It slowly builds an organizational graph and can detect deviations from normal behavior. Is it possible to evade this solid detection mechanism? What are the threats which ATA misses by design? How do Red Teamers and Penetration Testers can modify their attack chain and methodology to bypass ATA? Can we still have domain dominance? The talk will be full of live demonstrations.


USA, 1979: The Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station suffered a core meltdown. Operators were unable to cope with the ambiguous signals the plant's HMI was sending, leading to one of the most serious nuclear accidents on US soil. Spain, 2007: Bypassing security checks, someone stole approximately 70 fuel pellets of uranium oxide from a nuclear fuel facility. They were later found abandoned nearby. How this material ended up there is still a mystery. Are these scenarios possible now? Critical infrastructure such as nuclear power plants, seaports, borders, and even hospitals are equipped with radiation monitoring devices. This equipment detects and prevents threats ranging from nuclear material smuggling to radiation contamination. The purpose of this talk is to provide a comprehensive description of the technical details and approach used to discover multiple vulnerabilities that affect widely deployed radiation monitoring devices, involving software and firmware reverse engineering, RF analysis, and hardware hacking.


In order for IBM to license Windows 95, IBM had to agree not topreinstall OS/2 on any of the PCs it sold (not even the ones thatdidn't have Windows on them). IBM could not ship its own homegrown OS onits own hardware, due to Microsoft's monopoly-fueled boycott threat. (In 2005Microsoft paid IBM $850 millionto settle a lawsuit over this.)


Moreover, the prediction that Microsoft will be able to raise its price in the future is nothing but sheer speculation by the Justice Department’s lawyers and other critics. Microsoft would still face the threat of competition unless some pretty strong barriers obstructed the entry of new firms. The existence of network effects in the market for operating systems not only encourages low current prices. Those effects simultaneously cut the gains any single seller can expect from raising its future price substantially, because network effects also enhance the potential benefits to new entrants from entering the market and undercutting the pricing of the incumbent “monopolist.” Today’s dominant seller—Microsoft—must worry that network effects will work in reverse: a higher price in the future would not only curb sales at that time but would also cause current sales to fall in anticipation of the higher future price. Of course, when the future price is raised, sales would fall from that point forward because the then-reduced sales imply fewer network benefits for consumers. New entrants can reason that the gains from entry will be accumulating, with then-current sales leading to even higher future sales beyond that point. As a consequence, network effects do not necessarily lead to a greater likelihood that a firm will take advantage of any existing monopoly power; indeed, just the opposite might as well be expected.


When Gandhi returned to India, he was already a hero in his native land. He had abandoned his western clothing for the simple homespun dress of the poor people. This was his way of announcing that the time had come for Indians to assert their independence from British domination. He preached to the Indian masses to spin and weave in lieu of buying British cloth.


At $550 for Asus and $600 for Netgear, each promises the latest features and top-of-the-line network performance (as well as "total domination" from Asus, in typical gaming router parlance that I'm choosing to read as a direct threat to Tom Holland).


The takeaway here is that it's still very early for Wi-Fi 6E -- and too early for almost anyone to feel any sort of pressing need to upgrade to a 6E router just yet. I'll know more once I'm able to test more 6E routers (and once I'm able to finish testing these two, including top speed tests at our lab), but I have a hard time imagining the 6GHz band acting as a game-changer for anyone's home network anytime soon. And though we're starting to see internet providers offering multi-gig speeds in certain parts of the country, it's important to remember that the average internet speeds in the US are much, much lower, representing just a fraction of what the 6GHz band is capable of.


Security engineering is the task of implementing the necessary mechanismsand defining policies across all the components of the system.Like other engineering disciplines, designing secure systems involvesmaking compromises. A highly secure system will be disconnected from any communicationnetwork, sit in an electromagnetically shielded room that is only accessible to trusted users,and run software that has been thoroughly audited. That environment isnot acceptable for most of our computing needs. We want to download apps, carry ourcomputers with us, and interact with the world. Even in the ultra-secure example,we still need to be concerned with how we monitor access to the room, who wrote theunderlying operating system and compilers, and whether authorized users can becoerced to subvert the system. Systems have to be designed with some idea of who arelikely potential attackers and what the threats are.Risk analysis is used to understand the difficulty of an attack on a system, whowill be affected, and what the worst thing that can happen is.A threat model is a data flow model (e.g., diagram) that identifies each placewhere information moves into or out of the software or between subsystems of the program.It allows you to identify areas where the most effort should be placed to secure a system.


Depending on you and your threat model, this may not sit quite right with some users as start.me is a third-party service. Fortunately, disabling/not using start.me is as easy as changing Pale Moon's homepage within its settings. Doing so should stop the queries to the various start.me services and domains.


If the computer has partitioned drives, then ransomware will encrypt only the drive having the windows operating drive.Then while booting the PC change the boot sequence to UB.then save and exit.after that use a USB with linux operating system to boot (Hirens CD) and format the drive with windows operating system. Then reload the windows system.I feel we can recover the files.Please advise whether this can help


Access to information and ideas has always been important for both personal development and progress of a community or nation. As a school boy, when I first became interested in facts and ideas my family were living in an industrial part of the north of England and at that time I made great use of a public library. The library was part of an industrial village established by a philanthropic entrepreneur who made his money by importing Alpacas' cashmere-like fleece and weaving fine clothes. Alpacas are members of the camelid family found in the Andes of Peru and Chile. The village, which is now a World Heritage Site is Saltaire, named after the entrepreneur Sir Titus Salt. He provided not only houses, a hospital, but schools and a technical college, and the library. I took it for granted that libraries which provided access to books, most of which could be borrowed and taken home, were available everywhere. This is still not the case, but in the near future the Internet may provide an equivalent opportunity for people everywhere.


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