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Windows File Protection

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Welcome to the world of Windows. Welcome to chaos.

The illustration below shows how Windows XP Service Pack 2 'file protection' works - how it protects you against malfeasant system attacks.

It doesn't.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - with 'Advanced Security Technologies' [sic] - still cannot prevent interlopers from corrupting the operating system.

All the scrambling ad hoc programming Microsofties can do is tell you afterwards that you're toast.

As if you wouldn't figure this out sooner or later on your own.

It's a mind-boggling scenario. And for the largest software vendor on the planet, especially when hyping 'Advanced Security Technologies' [sic] to the point of needing a new larynx operation, it's a severe blow.

Microsoft can't defend their own system - instead they use David Cutler's 'change notifications' from Prism/VMS and offshoots thereof to flag changes after they happen.

Change notifications were never meant to be used in this way. And securing a file system is something entirely different - just ask David Cutler or any Unix, Linux, or OS X user.

The idea of a secure file system working in cooperation with a secure OS kernel is still something Microsoft are not even in the neighbourhood of understanding, much less approaching. They're still foisting ramshackle jalopies on an unwitting public.

XP customers waited over two years for SP2 - and this is what they got. Junk.

They're toast - period.

Welcome to the world of Windows. Welcome to chaos.

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