Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Microsoft takes down dozens of No-IP domains

No-IP is one of the most popular dynamic DNS services out there, allowing people all over the world to remotely access their home computer, security cameras, and even large companies to remotely manage and access their devices. A couple of days ago, without any notice, millions of users found out they were no longer able to do so - Microsoft had/has taken control over dozens of No-IP base domains.

Microsoft gives a reason for it: that those domains are used by botnets as part as their control structure, as the No-IP service allows for anonymous and highly dynamic domain names - but that would be the same as taking down the entire postal service just because a few hundred people decide to ship anonymous letters with poison in it. Microsoft seems to have forgotten that 99.999% of No-IP's users are legitimate and have nothing to do with this. In fact... instead of opting for such a "nuclear" option, wouldn't it be better to contact No-IP and try to fix those issues without leaving many thousand users hanging?

How would MS feel if someone decided to do the same to them, considering their own outlook and hotmail services are sending spam by the millions each and every day? Or that the so called botnet's they're so worried about only exist because there are so many vulnerabilities and security flaws in Windows?

As a friend of mine puts it:
Does Microsoft does all it can to stop Windows (Xp, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 2003 Server, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012 and so on), Office, SQL Server, Azure, Office365, Internet Explorer and so from being used as the source of almost 100% of cyber attacks and spam?

Should we not request a federal court order to stop Microsoft from selling all these products and take the online services down and stop this?
Face it: The insecure Microsoft Products are the source of the problem!! Don't kill the messenger, kill the source!

... Does make you think about it, doesn't it?

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