Category: Computer Security

It was recently discovered by users of Reddit that Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 has been quietly adding telemetry function calls to all code produced by the product’s Visual C++ compiler. Microsoft has since confirmed that this behavior is occurring as well as provided information on how developers can disable this enabled-by-default behavior.

Source: Reviewing Microsoft’s Automatic Insertion of Telemetry into C++ Binaries

Posted: June 11, 2016 in Computer, Security