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7318 No. 7318 ID: 667a5a
Windows 10 sends PC screenshots to Microsoft disguised as DNS requests

Video evidence below
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-8oaC4-MIHga2hpeDlTOG5pMDA/view

How is this even legal?
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>> No. 7319 ID: d8ab9d
>Video evidence below
>Maximum permitted views exceeded
>Go ahead and download this totally uninfected file, though
>> No. 7320 ID: 360825
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7320
Install Gentoo.
>> No. 7322 ID: 667a5a
>>7319
It's on google drive, google scans all programs going through gmail and google drive for viruses

There are easier ways to fuck you up
Such as getting you to install Windows 10
>> No. 7324 ID: d8ab9d
>>7322
MS retroactively enabled the same "features" on win 7 and 8, though. Joke's on you.

I've been considering Mint though.
>> No. 7346 ID: cd4a7e
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7346
>>7324
I run mint on my laptop. It's great!!!
>> No. 7347 ID: d8ab9d
>>7346
It should be stable more than anything. Zorin is a fucking piece of shit.
>> No. 7361 ID: 360825
>>7347
Well... not more than anything.
>> No. 7395 ID: 52cc15
>>7324
What if you don't have windows update turned on?
>> No. 7396 ID: 360825
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7396
>>7395
Even older exploits that Macroshit gives to the NSA will work on your Bangblows install.

INSTALL FUCKING GENTOO, YOU PIECE OF SHIT. CHICKS DIG GEEKS NOW. GET ALL DA PUSSY.
>> No. 7404 ID: 269a99
>>7396
But I need solidworks and I like men
>> No. 7405 ID: 360825
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>>7404
>solidworks
Either keep a separate computer for the shit, use an emulator, use a free alternative (BRL-CAD, LibreCAD, et cetera), or dare to craft eldritch magics to get WINE to actually work.

>and I like men
Nothing's stopping you from installing Gentoo on your Mac.
>> No. 7406 ID: 269a99
>>7405
That's way too much trouble to be worth it. What kind of exploits and how do they get to my computer?
>> No. 7410 ID: 6d6cb1
>>7406
I'm tired of shitty arguments like this.

It's effort to practice shooting. It's effort to stay up to date on law. It's effort to tell cops about your rights. Most people claim that this is too much effort and that they would rather be watching Honey Boobah or whatever the fuck is on the propaganda tube these days.

And yet you benefit from doing these things. All of these things increase your freedoms. And you know the consequences if you fail to do so.

Fucking install a Linux based OS (like Mint Linux or Debian... stay the fuck away from Gentoo, that shit is too hard for a beginner) and understand that there are some things that require a little TLC to get working nicely. If you want to try before you "buy", then make a "LiveCD" or a "LiveUSB" and try it out without installing it on your main drive. Also, stay away from Ubuntu since there is Amazon spyware on it now. Canonical has sold out.

Additionally, do you really not know how they distribute their attacks on your OS or how they mine your data?

Do you not Arstechnica, Cryptome, Techdirt, or Wikileaks?

You do realize that the NSA literally designs and buys 0-day exploits with the help of MicroShaft, right? This means that the people who design your OS are helping the feds gain access to your computer. This isn't even a matter of installing the updates or not. It's a matter of them having access no matter what you do. It really is time to ditch Windows as your primary OS.

It pains me as well, brah, but I had to do it. I value my freedoms more than my comfort. Sorry.
>> No. 7411 ID: 269a99
>>7410
You've said nothing I haven't already heard a million times from the average freetard on /g/. The chance that I'm incriminated for piracy or whatever the fuck (probably because they needed to pick someone to set an example), which is, by the way, smaller than the chance that I'd win the lottery, by my own risk/reward assessment, is not worth it.

>You do realize that the NSA literally designs and buys 0-day exploits with the help of MicroShaft, right?
If they really wanted your ass Linux will be about as much as a minor inconvenience and it would never be enough to stop them. And common sense would tell MS they shouldn't patch the vulnerabilities they're exploiting, in which case Windows Update or no it won't matter. But by all means keep using Linux if it makes you feel safe and comfortable.

>b-but it's not about the "what if"s, the minuscule probability for consequences, it's about principle!
You're entitled to your own principles and so am I. My principle is telling me not to spend time installing and figuring out and getting my workflow adapted to a new system that's either incompatible or unoptimized for most engineering software. You can make fun of me and insult me as many times as you like after this, but I'm not going to take someone who is advocating privacy while posting on a website without SSL and avatarfagging with pictures of a hypocrite who makes exceptions to his philosophy whenever he gets a picture of himself taken or have to visit the doctor seriously either.

>And yet you benefit from doing these things. All of these things increase your freedoms.
I'm tired of shitty arguments like these too.
>> No. 7414 ID: 360825
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>>7411
>chance
And yet you (I assume, like a good OPERATOR), carry a gun.

>If they really wanted your ass Linux will be about as much as a minor inconvenience and it would never be enough to stop them.
Threat levels, dude. There's a difference between the dragnet and a harpoon. Using a free browser, using a free OS, and not throwing piles of information about yourself in clear text to whoever gets you out of the dragnet. If you want to prevent them from harpooning you, then you might want to follow this guide:
http://www.skeptictank.org/hs/vanish.htm

>And common sense would tell MS they shouldn't patch the vulnerabilities they're exploiting
Incorrect, if a bug is made public, then the public would expect it to be patched. If kept private (which is much easier done with closed source software), then they can release it to the NSA for a period of time until it is either discovered, or they feel it too harmful to remain unpatched.

There is an effective window of time in which the vuln is usable.

>in which case Windows Update or no it won't matter.
That's why it would be best to simply stop using harmful software. You argue against you precept of using Windows.

>But by all means keep using Linux if it makes you feel safe and comfortable.
>feel
So I could choose this:
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130711/11540623769/latest-leak-shows-microsoft-handed-nsa-fbi-unencrypted-access-to-outlook-skydrive-skype.shtml
And there's only more info on shit like this.

Or I could choose to use the OS that Snowden uses, or at least another similar OS knowing that there were no intentional bugs, vulnerabilities, or exploits sold to government agencies put into place that cannot be seen by all.

>My principle is telling me not to spend time installing and figuring out and getting my workflow adapted to a new system that's either incompatible or unoptimized for most engineering software.
The option of using a VM, WINE, or a separate computer were all put on the table. You can also add dual booting as another.

Seriously, this kind of mental laziness confuses me. I've switched OS several times so that I could best support people working in the companies I have worked for. I have changed tools completely from one set to another.

If the average person seriously lacks neuro-plasticity at this level, then mankind is fucking doomed.

>You can make fun of me and insult me as many times as you like after this
Okay... uh... ur a faget.

:^)

>but I'm not going to take someone who is advocating privacy while posting on a website without SSL
SSL is insecure because the infrastructure has been compromised. People are already trying to fix this with hash chains and other interesting tech which bases it's security on consensus or provability (inb4 russiaboos) to determine security. Additionally, because this site is publicly accessible, a timing correlation could be made to a post (easily since this place is rather slow), even if you were using Tor attempting to hide from a nation state or global adversary. The security of this site has nothing to do with simple basic stuff you can do to secure your shit, assuming you trust a pseudonymous source. I can post about securing your comp without any realistic fear unless you were dealing with a MitM attack. Learn to Kirchhoff's Principle, brah.

>and avatarfagging with pictures of a hypocrite who makes exceptions to his philosophy whenever he gets a picture of himself taken or have to visit the doctor seriously either.
Stallman is a joke and since you know that he's a /g/ joke, you should understand that "installing gentoo" is also a joke since he actually does not recommend it because it has non-free components in it's repos or has instructions on how to use enable them. No one really gives a damn about him. He's just an amusing old man to post pictures of. There are somethings that he got right. But then again, a broken clock is right at least twice a day.

Lastly, if Stallman triggers you so hard, I can always post pictures of Theo.
>> No. 7418 ID: 4d1df1
>The option of using a VM, WINE, or a separate computer were all put on the table. You can also add dual booting as another.

So what you're saying, is use Windows...

since you're either
Running Windows
Emulating Windows (poorly)
Running Windows
or
Running Windows

in all 4 of your different scenarios, which in true reality is where things are, since nobody really devs shit for linux that is mainstream.

I get that you think you're cool and all with regards to flipflopping OS'es, but having to flip between OS'es is fucking tedious, and honestly as intelligent as having to buy a ford because you work at a ford dealership then when you go to Dodge you buy a dodge.

I've flipped OS'es multiple times over the years and actually gave Linux a pretty long go with my current box... I had to do all of the things you have to do to interface into a windows-centric workplace with a linux box... I literally had a new win 7 disc that I had put far away in the hopes that HEY, Linux might actually be good now.... I shouldn't need this thing.. right?

I mean, it was totally edgy and cool that you literally couldn't autoconfig to where it'd recognize my raid array through the intended configuration files, even after going through it 10 times.. nope, fire up a console and have to issue multiple commands every time I boot the box. That's fucking glorious! I mean, That's not something that autoexec.bat was for back in DOS? Oh wait.

Oh, It shits itself with Nvidia stuff on a regular basis, let alone SLI? Sure, I'll enjoy a shitty graphical environment and not use the hardware I bought for the computer, with the computer.

Oh hey, Steam's got a Linux branch now.... except that they all pretty much aren't that fantastic, and some of them literally require you to use Wine in lieu of being a Linux Native application.... which is a fucking copout, and oh yeah, wine or playonlinux both suck fucking balls, and can't take advantage of your hardware.

I guess I can't run X program with Wine, I'll use a VM... except that hardware passthrough is dickbutt so you're stuck emulating Intel graphics when you've got some nice video cards just sitting there saying USE MEEEEEEEE.

Do an update on a stable distro... Break the system hard enough that I was purely lucky I kept my primary stuff on a NAS because even using livecd's of multiple recovery linux distros and other things wouldn't recover data off the drives?

Raa, Raa, Linux. The seal on that windows disc got popped instantly after that and I was up and running.... oh, and no hardware had failed, the drives were fine albeit requiring a reformat.

Linux still is only great if you want to be an internet hipster, or you're poor and can't afford a good OS.
>> No. 7565 ID: 9dcda2
>>7318
What's the news on Win10? I'm probably going to have to install it on my new gaming machine and I'm considering letting my Win8.1 laptop "upgrade".

Note: I'm using Truecrypt and MBR partitions. (Heard VeraCrypt was the new TC.)
>> No. 7570 ID: fb3bdd
>>7565
Meh, Works alright. Do not under any circumstances let it auto update. It may or may not just brick itself. Get a disk, do a fresh install.
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