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Post by bob » 01/10/05, 12:16 pm

Now you can get spyware through Windows Media Player....

Hackers are using the newest DRM technology in Microsoft's Windows Media Player to install spyware, adware, dialers and computer viruses on unsuspecting PC users.

Security researchers have detected the appearance of two new Trojans, Trj/WmvDownloader.A and Trj/WmvDownloader.B, in video files circulating on P2P (peer-to-peer) networks.....

"All told, the infection added 58 folders, 786 files and an incredible 11,915 registry entries to my test computer. Not one of these programs had showed me any license agreement, nor had I consented to their installation on my computer," he added.

http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1749948,00.asp
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Post by SOD » 01/10/05, 1:30 pm

WoW did he say weather or not these files phoned home and how many did? Thats a cancer. So MS trust license is crap. Somebody probly just figured out there is no security on it. LOL It was a "I wonder"
question. And you guys wonder why I slam MS. It is so obvious it hurts.

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Post by SloppyGoat » 01/10/05, 1:58 pm

I've never wondered. I know you have nothing better to do. :lol:
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Post by SOD » 01/10/05, 3:49 pm

LOL I wish...

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