Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jul 2011 21:29 UTC, submitted by sawboss
Multimedia, AV This is a problem I hadn't yet heard of, so it fascinates me to no end. We all know VLC, right? It's one of the best video players out there, and while I myself generally just install the K-Lite Codec Pack, VLC is definitely a good alternative - and pretty much the norm on Linux. They're having a problem, though: malicious folk are bundling VLC with malware, offering it up for download as the official VLC, and misleading users in the process. Not only does this violate the GPL - it's pretty damn low, too.
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Malware and its Lack of Universality
by frajo on Tue 12th Jul 2011 07:27 UTC in reply to "RE: More widespread"
frajo
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"This is a problem with a lot of free Windows software"

There, FTFY.

It is only a problem for binary blob packages distributed via the web (as opposed to software repositories with signed keys).

Typically, one does not use Google to search for software for a Linux distribution.

Exactly.
Neither do we in the eComStation community search for our sw via Google.
Yes, we also use VLC. Personally, I prefer VLC to firefox for watching YouTube clips.
We can trust our sources - that's one of the advantages of living in a small village - and, of course, no existing malware would be successful on OS/2.

Now, dear Windows proponents, it's your turn again. "BS", anyone?

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