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[5]: Technet
by BallmerKnowsBest on Thu 27th Sep 2012 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Technet"
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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.

But what good is using Linux if you don't constantly & publicly congratulate yourself for not using Windows? Who are we to stand in the way of their smug self-satisfaction & delusions that anyone cares what OS they use?

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RE[6]: Technet
by lucas_maximus on Thu 27th Sep 2012 20:50 in reply to "RE[5]: Technet"
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I forget about that.

Also compiling your own kernel as a rite of passage, not even OpenBSD recommend this.

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