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Our Good Friends in China 
16th-Apr-2010 01:49 pm
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Chinese Computer Products Have Identity Theft Malware

March 14, 2008

In the ongoing saga of defective Chinese-made products hitting U.S. store shelves, digital picture frames sold at Best Buy and Target stores, Apple iPods and TomTom GPS navigation software have all been found to contain a variety of unwelcome “bonuses” — identity theft programs which steal passwords; viruses which can spew forth spam to everyone in your computer address book; and Trojan programs which open back doors on your system for hackers ...

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Cheap electronics come at a price. That price might turn out to be VERY expensive. Before you ever plug electronic storage media into your computer, make sure you update your spyware detector and antivirus programs. Storage media include items such as a USB thumb drives, digital picture frames, cheap digital cameras, MP3 player, and so on. Basically, anything that stores data in any format and can transfer it to your computer. Even a video DVD or music CDs sometimes have software on them that gets loaded and run when you stick them into your computer - watch out there, too. Cheap electronics from China have a tendency to be infected. It pays to be paranoid. Don't look to suing the store you bought it from, either - you should read that draconian EULA you just agreed to. They are free and clear.

I don't really have these virus issues since I am a Linux user. I will admit to having ONE computer running Microsoft XP. It is fully patched and is immune to any sort of virus or malware - it is turned off.
Comments 
17th-Apr-2010 12:48 am (UTC) - Linux RULES
I only boot up my XP machine to play the sims. I turn it on, go have a cup of coffee, log on, go do the dishes, and then I double click the icon to play the game.
Not so with linux. With linux I never have to restart. It is LIGHTENING FAST, and why does it still have the stigma of "Oh, only geeks use that OS"? It's easier and faster than Winders. People don't make no sense.
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