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Thursday, 30 August 2012

SmartScreen Filter Revisited

Following up on the blog post last year about Microsoft downloading potentially private/sensitive files due to SmartScreen filter we thought that we'd take a look at IE10 on Windows 8. Files used in testing were old versions of cmd.exe so should be "known good" on any whitelists.

Yet again we found that files that you download are hoovered up by Microsoft servers a short time after!