Windows is adware that man-in-the-middle technique uses block

Dec

23

2015

Microsoft has announced since March 31, 2016 adware programs that use to man-in-the-middle methods remove Windows systems. The move follows several incidents involving man-in-the-middle techniques.

According to Microsoft, adware programs changed so that the previous method of checking out in 2014 is no longer sufficient. Via so-called man-in-the-middle methods adware can still, in the words of Microsoft, the choice and control away from users. ” Examples of these methods are the injection of advertisements by means of a proxy, changing the DNS settings, and the manipulation of layers in the network. With these techniques, the control of the browser is circumvented. To these practices occur is Microsoft since March 31, 2016 verify that adware programs that display in browsers, really only use the opportunities offered there for the browser. Does the adware does not, then the program is deleted by the Windows security.

Microsoft is extending the action in April 2014 introduced model. This model requires all that adware that displays ads outside its own software, must meet certain conditions. If the displayed ad must have a clear method to be blocked off and the program’s name that the ad will be visible. In addition, adware standard must have an uninstall option.

The action seems Microsoft to continue responding to the man-in-the-middle problems that both Dell and Lenovo brought to Windows with certificates. Was in the case of the Lenovo software to standard rose systems, and ads using the certificate injected into the browser and could see the user’s surfing habits in. As a result weakened the adware secure browser connections of computers. With the new Microsoft adware weather conditions would have to be more restrained.

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