On 25 Feb. a nice set of documents used by Microsoft in aiding the law enforcement authorities with forensics related to Windows Vista and Window 7 were leaked and first published on Public Intelligence.

They are a good read and explain a lot of what Microsoft does and does not do to keep your privacy in place and what kind of risks you are exposed when using these two operating systems and with a little background in security for your self you can start defending your privacy better.

The documents provide a great forensics insight and if you do care about your privacy then you should read them.

Microsoft’s Lawful Spying Guide

As it happened to Yahoo in early december last year, with the leakage of  Yahoo Lawful Spying Guide, this week a document describing Microsoft’s services and compliance guide to authorities requests(Microsoft’s Lawful Spying Guide, if i may) has been leaked over the webs. Déjà vu!

Cryptome was the first to publish it and Microsoft was nonetheless slow in acting upon it by dropping charges against John Young, Cryptome’s owner. Cryptome was briefly shut down but now it’s in full steam again.

You can grab the document for your own personal enjoyment from Cryptome or Wikileaks.

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Microsoft has put together a series of videos to promote the launch of Internet Explorer 8 that look like this:

They have a personal touch, that’s why they look interesting and funny i guess. 🙂

More here or here.

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Did you know…

madewithnotepad

That there are 2 copies of notepad.exe in Windows? Yes that’s true! Check out Windows\ and Windows\System32 directories and you will see a copy of notepad.exe in each directory! \o/

Conclusion: Microsoft knew all the way that Notepad is the most valuable and appreciated default tool on Windows and put two copies of it in Windows just to make sure.

Notepad FTW!!!

designedwithnotepad

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Microsoft’s vision of the future

As seen by the Microsoft Office Labs.

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Free COFEE from Microsoft!

If you are working for a law enforcement agency,that is.

And yes it’s COFEE not cofee:

➡  caffe latte from microsoft

➡  i want some more

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