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[MSN] From brand new laptop to infected by pressing 'on'

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The laptop, supposedly in pristine, super-fast, direct-from-the-factory condition, had instantly become part of an illegal, global network capable of attacking websites, looting bank accounts and stealing personal data.

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Ahh the times we live in... my question is; How does anyone that knows this Peng Yong guy NOT kick him in the nuts because to me it sounds like his domain is a haven for if not designed for these bot nets to breed.
I guess if a laptop seems so cheap that it's too good to be true beware, of unlicensed software and corrupted OS installs.
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Wow.
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Just format PC straight after you buy it. Maybe do a kill disc, or whatever it's called. That way, you also get rid of all those stupid pre-installed programs.
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infectious bloat-ware;
mm mm mmm
my favorite!
post #5 of 16
How do those laptop instantly get internet access? Ethernet?
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How do those laptop instantly get internet access? Ethernet?

You bring it into a house with open wifi and flip the switch to turn wifi on?

Very good ready though,and...
Ib4skynet reference posts.
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Why not put the worm in the bios itself? That way it will be harder to eliminate and twice as harder to remove for an average user. Plus you can cut the costs on buying software licences for mass production.
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Why not put the worm in the bios itself? That way it will be harder to eliminate and twice as harder to remove for an average user. Plus you can cut the costs on buying software licences for mass production.
dont give them ideas wink.gif
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Yet another good reason to grab your Win7 install disc and wipe any manufacturer-made computer before using it.
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Why not put the worm in the bios itself? That way it will be harder to eliminate and twice as harder to remove for an average user. Plus you can cut the costs on buying software licences for mass production.

At that stage i think i'd probably just top myself. Wipe my "hard-drive"
    
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