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Re: [Full-disclosure] Microsoft DNS resolver: deliberately sabotaged hosts-file lookup
...makes me wonder what happens if/when they need to change the
IP address of go.microsoft.com
many many people have already been burnt by the hardcoding of
addresses/IPs into their applications.
thats the point. its not the ip which is hardcoded. its the
fqdn which is extempted from being lookud up in the local
DaveK is absolutely right with his expressions about this behaviour.
i neither do believe this is an attempt to prevent some malware
from interrupting ms-autoupdate. you see ... even microsoft
would never be that shortsighted!!! (errm ... at least i hope so)