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RE: Computer Sabotage by Microsoft
From: "Russ" <Russ.Cooper () rc on ca>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 23:29:51 -0400
I can't believe it, I was sitting there and you know what happened? I went to view the Program Guide on my PVR dish and
it said it had to retrieve an update. It said I could cancel, so I did, who do they think they are! So I went back to
view the guide again and the damn thing said it had to retrieve an update. I'm screwed, no way to view the guide
without the update, and who knows what kind of crap is going to be in there over the next week!!!
From: Nicholas Weaver [mailto:nweaver () CS berkeley edu]
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 6:37 PM
To: Stefan Esser
Cc: full-disclosure () lists netsys com; bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Computer Sabotage by Microsoft
On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 08:30:39PM +0200, Stefan Esser composed:
well it finally happened. I came back home after work, connected my
XBOX to the internet and went into the XBOX-Live menu configuration.
Well what happened. The XBOX started automaticly downloading the new
crappy XBOX-Live dashboard, which is of course fixed.
This is IMHO an act of computer sabotage. I have never allowed MS
to modify my dashboard or to auto update my dashboard.
Is any lawyer on the list who can point me to the right paragraphs?
I do not believe this computer sabotage is legal in any european
Read the End User Liscence Agreement that you agreed to with the X-box
(its probably somewhere in the box).
Dollars-to-doughnuts says that Microsoft maintains the right to
update/change the software regardless of your wishes.
All your Rights are belong to Bill (tm)
Nicholas C. Weaver nweaver () cs berkeley edu