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We all know hacking is a fact of life, be it for good or bad. However, I don't think the topic of this news relates all that much to hacking.

Colin Brix is a manager at GIGABYTE headquarters here in Taipei and someone I have worked with as a contact for product samples and tech questions for many years. From the information we have seen so far, he seems to be the victim of a fairly serious prank today and one that the Taiwanese motherboard maker is taking very seriously.

Read.

Interesting stuff.
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So it was obviously a fake.

Fail?
    
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lol Colin got caught
yeah we saw that taskbar with the notepad being behind it and no WLM icon, we already knew this

Except that... this image is different from the one we saw!? (same image but there is yet another big WLM window on top, probably photoshopped again)
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Except that... this image is different from the one we saw!? (by having yet another big WLM window on top, probably photoshopped)
Hmm yes, very odd.
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It's the same image again but with yet another WLM window on top
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I believe that info is real anyway, why would GB bother so much in case details are fake?

Will see after a month or two.
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It's the same image again but with yet another WLM window on top
if you're talking about the picture in that article, that one is to prove the other WLM window is faked by showing us what a "real" WLM chat window with colin looks like.
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lol Colin got caught
yeah we saw that taskbar with the notepad being behind it and no WLM icon, we already knew this

Except that... this image is different from the one we saw!? (same image but there is yet another big WLM window on top, probably photoshopped again)
I disagree in him getting "caught".

We've worked with him on samples in the past, straight up dude.

IMO, considering what I can photoshop, I think the whole thing is a scam...

Are some serious issues in all of the screenshots according to CS6 beta...Hell most are even showing up in CS5.

I vote, megafail, personally.
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can someone post the original fake pic up here? or a link to it?
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I believe that info is real anyway, why would GB bother so much in case details are fake?

Will see after a month or two.
Just because someone stamped the Gigabyte name on there doesn't mean it came from them
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