CERT Pet Peeves

FUD, the Microsoft way

Dear Microsoft,

we all know that the “Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt”-strategy worked quite well against Linux and other threats to your Monopoly business. By why do you apply the same tactic towards a Windows user that simply wants to open a zip-file?


(Translation: “This page contains an unspecified potential security risk. Do you want to continue?”)

What do you think a user should do with that information?