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[News] GPL Says "McAfee is a Cancer", Windows Owned by Peripherals

  • Subject: [News] GPL Says "McAfee is a Cancer", Windows Owned by Peripherals
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:08:33 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
We’re not thieves. We just can’t read contracts (McAfee and Open Source)

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| There is a lot of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) spread about Free/Libre 
| and Open Source (FLOSS) licenses. While companies dependant on older 
| competing business models suggest these licenses are complex or “ambiguous”, 
| the reality is quite the opposite.   


Malware hitches a ride on digital devices

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| It's time to add digital picture frames to the group of consumer products 
| that could carry computer viruses and Trojan horse programs. 



Excuse me sir: there's a rootkit in your master boot record

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| Every version of Windows, including Vista, is vulnerable to the rootkit.



USB flash drive worm arrives 

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| The LiarVB-A worm hunts for removable drives such as floppy disks and 
| USB memory sticks and then creates a hidden file called autorun.inf to 
| ensure a copy of the worm is run the next time it is connected to a 
| Windows PC.


Hackers debut malware loaded USB ruse

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| Malware purveyors deliberately left USB sticks loaded with a Trojan
| in a London car park in a bid to trick users into getting infected.


Security Experts Warn of a Worm Creeping into PCs Via USB Ports

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| Security Experts at MicroWorld Technologies has warned of increased
| occurrences of a Worm with Trojan potentials, which has been
| infecting Enterprise systems and home PCs for the past two weeks.


Spyware infection prompts McDonalds MP3 recall

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| Users who connected the McDonalds-branded MP3 player to their
| Windows PC were exposed to spyware code programmed to transmit
| their web passwords and other sensitive information to hackers.


Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus

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| We recently discovered that a small number - less
| than 1% - of the Video iPods available for purchase
| after September 12, 2006, left our contract manufacturer
| carrying the Windows RavMonE.exe virus. This known
| virus affects only Windows computers...


Apple blames Windows for iPod virus

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| "As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy
| against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not
| catching it," they wrote.


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