Would you like spyware with that? Apple too….



These stories come up from time to time. A free giveaway of some sort and it turns out that there’s spyware or a virus embedded, company gives a big “whoops” and fixes things by replacing them…. McDonalds had a promotion going where up to 10,000 people could win a flash based mp3 player they also received a trojan horse preinstalled…. They’ve apologized and are swapping the infected players and giving information on how to clean up a pc with the keylogger. According to f-secure it was infected with the QQPass password-stealing trojan. Just imagine how things would have turned out if the Greeks had looked that gift horse from the trojans in the mouth first…..


Looks like Apples at it too – some of the 5.5gb ipods shipped with Windows viruses. ( RavMonE.exe ) – Apple has removal instructions….

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