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The one voice of reason in a sea of me too haters. I applaud you sir.

Sure thing mate. Anything negative critic of Microsoft or their products is an act of hate, we all know.
However gladden yourself by how much less Microsoft browsers drain your batteries compared to other browsers.
my current job is the first time ive ever used Chrome out of years and years of using IE, ive never had an issue with IE, i don't understand any of the complaining about it lol.
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OK, re-ran the test using IE11 using a valid microsoft.com account and get the same not vulnerable response. Not sure why my setup is resistant but I'll take it. And to answer the question before anyone asks, I re-did all my network shares making some require credentials, others are wide open. Still nothing here.Guess I'm the lucky one.
    
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Edge is far better than IE, and probably the best browser around for downloading Chrome or Firefox.
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Edge is far better than IE, and probably the best browser around for downloading Chrome or Firefox.

And now you can download Chrome and FF without ads!!! What's not to love?
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We're really stooping this low to criticize Windows 10? Alright, fine, I guess it's time to break out the bulletpoints:

  • 20 year old bug
  • MS account issue existed starting in Windows 8
  • Minimal risk with a local user account
  • Relies on user stupidity
  • Is no different than any other phishing attempt
  • Password is hashed rather than plaintext
  • Therefore Windows 10 is EVIL


The only reason Windows 10 is mentioned by name in the article is because the Edge browser was introduced with it. In fact, if you look at the official stance:

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We're aware of this information gathering technique, which was previously described in a paper in 2015. Microsoft released guidance to help protect customers and if needed, we'll take additional steps.

If needed. In other words, it's not enough of an issue to justify the work needed to patch at this time. If it becomes more widespread? Yeah, they'll patch it. But who is affected by it now? Is there any widespread malware that takes advantage of this? If not, it's not a priority.

2/10 article, mostly FUD, and a waste of everybody's time.
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Don't forget to change your password if it turned out that you were vulnerable. It gets sent hashed, but it can be cracked.

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We're really stooping this low to criticize Windows 10? Alright, fine, I guess it's time to break out the bulletpoints:
I would ask MS why they sinked this deep in terms of patching. If there is a security hole its their job to patch it, and the not widely used BS is no excuse fore ignoring it for 20 years. I think that says more than enough how they sank into the junk category... And the fact that win10 is still buggy as hell after 1 year is just reinforcing that.
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Don't use Internet Explorer, Edge, or Microsoft Outlook, and don't log in to Windows with a Microsoft account.

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Edge is far better than IE, and probably the best browser around for downloading Chrome or Firefox.

biggrin.gif Yeah, Edge definitely beats out IE for the Chrome/ Firefox download after a fresh Windows install.
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I only use Edge for Twitch the rest i use Firefox or Pale Moon when i have too much tabs open in Firefox.
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