March 7, 2007

Microsoft Live OneCare flags a Microsoft promotion site! It cant be more embarrassing than this.

This is a tough time for Microsoft. It is facing a stiff competition from Google from every direction. Microsoft search engine is performing bad, experts say Vista is no more than a costly toy, IE is pathetic with security concerns and list goes on and on. Now, an embarrassing news for Microsoft.

Their security software 'Windows Live OneCare' flags a Microsoft promotion site with 'potential phishing scam'. Earlier Microsoft had announced that they were giving their Office Ultimate 2007 suite to Australian university students for just $75. They offer a 95% discount on a license that lasts for lifetime for Office Ultimate 2007 through the site

When entering the site, some users have reported receiving a warning from Windows Live OneCare advising that the site is a suspicious website. The warning reads: "Phishing filter has determined this might be a phishing website. We recommend that you do not give any of your information to such websites. Phishing websites impersonate trustworthy websites for the purpose of obtaining your personal or financial information."

This is a serious fun!

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