Microsoft recently informed users of the impending changes to the Microsoft Services agreement. Microsoft introduces these updates to clarify conditions and ensure they remain transparent to you, as well as to cover new Microsoft products, services and features. The new changes to the Microsoft Services agreement will take effect from October 1 to October 20.20 You will receive this email because we update the Microsoft Services agreement, which applies to one or more Microsoft products or services you use. OscarCP writes: Now this raises the question for me: What can I use to protect myself from the possibility of MALWARE-infected PDF and PowerPoint files if I still download in these formats Once you log in, you are part of our service contract. If you do not accept our service contract, your account will be closed. Thanks for using Microsoft products and services. In the meantime, the new terms of the agreement could be interesting for those here who have enough patience to read a very long document that most often tells readers what they cannot or should not do. The Microsoft Services agreement is an agreement between you and Microsoft (or one of its affiliates) that governs your use of Microsoft Consumer online products and services. To accept our service contract, click on the link below and log in to your account. www.microsoft.com/en/servicesagreement What`s funny is that I haven`t installed any MS „services“ on my Mac. But I have a „product.“ Except that it is a piece of software to soon reach EOL (read more, in an instant). And while I have Windows 7 in my PC, it`s now an outdated system as far as MS is concerned.

I don`t subscribe to the agreement proposed by MS to extend the lifespan and I don`t even fix it with 0day support micropatches. I isolated it from the Internet and for communication between it and the rest of the world, I use the Linux operating system now on pc co-installed with Win 7. I use Win 7 to run older application software and occasionally older files that I still have to work with. But they are sure to offer you an ultimatum in a very nice way. And the 3 days of reading the „agreements“ give me something I can focus on when I retire. „You will receive this email because we are updating the Microsoft Services agreement that applies to one or more Microsoft products or services you use. We present these updates to clarify our terms and conditions and ensure they remain transparent to you, as well as to cover new Microsoft products, services and features. Now, this begs me: what can I use to protect myself from the possibility of malware-infected PDF and PowerPoint files if, still in these formats, the technical documents that are published in magazines, and, from the pages of technical meetings, the slides of presentations that interest me, a good look at? www.microsoft.com/en-ca/servicesagreement/upcoming.aspx I have MS Office 16 on Mac, but it`s installed in the computer and in everything that matters is mine, as in „I own it,“ not as in „I graciously provided it as a service for simple mortals like me by MS.“ So I have „Office,“ but as nothing I don`t have access to „365.“ The completely modified agreement, which is related to the beginning of the MS article, itself bound at the top of me, generally does not list „Office“ among „services,“ but only „Office 365“ and „Office 365“ according to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. I received a similar email, with an almost menacing quality.

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