OT: C|Net's Download.com adware, spyware, malware hijinkx.

Ryan Coleman editor at d3photography.com
Fri Dec 9 15:39:15 UTC 2011

On Dec 9, 2011, at 9:35 AM, Chris Brennan wrote:

> Sorry for the cross post I hadn't seen any chatter about this on the lists.
> It
> would seem that Download.com got caught with their pants down and were
> re-wrapping F/OSS with their own installer and bundling adware, spyware
> and malware with it.
> NMap's author, over at insecure.org got pretty hot about it and has
> collected considerable information on the topic since he learned about it on Monday.

Yeah, someone on my LUG list tried to claim that the TCLUG list was the reason for the /. article…

stupid peons…

It's still not malware, it's bloatware. Why would you not go to the development website to get the program anyway?


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