Spyware Sucks
“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Spyware popups and Opera

September 21st 2005 in Uncategorized

http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=103038


“anybody have any experience ridding themselves of this malware?…it will not go away by using every spyware tool out there…driving me crazy with constant opening of tabs in Opera???…thanks”


I don’t know how the machine was infected (via Opera? via IE? via something else?), and have no intention of drawing any conclusions, but I will say this – its good that the malware adverts are coralled to tabs instead of popping up all over screen – even better if they open in the background so we don’t have to look at the content of the damn things ;o)


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And its about time too:http://www.opera.com/free/
“”We want to become the second-biggest browser. The number one (held by Microsoft’s Internet Explorer) is a little inaccessible,” Opera Software chief executive Jon von Tetzchner said.
A lighter version of Opera has until now been available for free download on the internet, but with ad banners.
“We’ve always stood up […]

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