Linked by Howard Fosdick on Tue 25th Sep 2012 22:17 UTC
Bugs & Viruses You might assume your new PC is secure, but is it? In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission just charged seven rent-to-own computer companies and a software design firm with computer spying. Some 420,000 rent-to-own computers allegedly secretly collected personal information, took pictures of users in their homes, and tracked their locations. Meanwhile Microsoft found that PCs from China had malware embedded before reaching consumers. The virus "could allow a hacker to switch on a microphone or Webcam, record keystrokes and access users' login credentials and online bank accounts." And, an FBI investigation found that counterfeit routers purchased by various US government agencies also were pre-loaded with malicious software. Do you assume your new PC is secure, or if not, what steps do you take to secure it?
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RE[2]: Technet
by lucas_maximus on Wed 26th Sep 2012 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE: Technet"
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Well the surrending thing nobody does and Microsoft doesn't give a shit about it, unless you are running your business on it Microsoft aren't going to care.

I am still running my MSDNAA stuff.

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RE[3]: Technet
by UltraZelda64 on Wed 26th Sep 2012 23:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Technet"
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That might be (and probably is) true, but that doesn't exactly make it legal to break the terms. You'd be better off just installing an alternate OS. One you wouldn't have to break the terms of agreement with in the first place.

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RE[4]: Technet
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 07:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Technet"
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Or I could pay the subscription or buy the full versions and not worry about it.

Making a little jab about the fact you don't like the license is getting a little tired. We get it you don't like Microsoft's Stuff ... that is okay, but you don't have to litter every thread with it.

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