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Samsung rootkit was a Vipre false positive

March 31st 2011

http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/samsung-laptops-do-not-have-keylogger.html That is all well and good, but what about this claim on networkworld.com: “The supervisor who spoke with me was not sure how this software ended up in the new laptop thus put me on hold. He confirmed that yes, Samsung did knowingly put this software on the laptop to, as he put it, […]

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Keyloggers on Samsung laptops

March 30th 2011

“On March 1, 2011, I called and logged incident 2101163379 with Samsung Support (SS). First, as Sony BMG did six years ago, the SS personnel denied the presence of such software on its laptops. After having been informed of the two models where the software was found and the location, SS changed its story by […]

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Naughty Opera

March 28th 2011

I just upgraded Opera by downloading the installer via Secunia, and Opera took over as default web browser – I don’t remember seeing a prompt for permission to make such a change.

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