War Phoning

“Bluetooth-enabled phones and PDAs with inadequate security could become the target of the next wave of security exploits, allowing phreakers to filch confidential information or even make calls using someone else’s identity. ” [more via The Register]

The first thing i did with my bluetooth devices was to lock them down. But i guess that not everyone knows about that.

Win2k SP3

The Register picked up on these 2 important paragraphs from the SP3 License:

“By using these features, you explicitly authorize Microsoft or its designated agent to access and utilize the necessary information for updating purposes. Microsoft may use this information solely to improve our products or to provide customized services or technologies to you. Microsoft may disclose this information to others, but not in a form that personally identifies you.

“* The OS Product or OS Components contain components that enable and facilitate the use of certain Internet-based services. You acknowledge and agree that Microsoft may automatically check the version of the OS Product and/or its components that you are utilizing and may provide upgrades or fixes to the OS Product that will be automatically downloaded to your computer.”

Now do you really want to install it? I did on one of my tests machines, but it will be reimaged tomorrow anyway. I’m guess that many of you want. Just another reason to hate MS.