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  1. The battle against the botnet hordes ..

    "On 11th February a US teenager who used the online nickname of "Sobe"
    pleaded guilty to delinquency charges resulting from his surreptitious
    installation of adware on hundreds of thousands of computers"

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7256501.stm

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    Managed to not mention what operating system the 'computers' run on ..

  2. Re: The battle against the botnet hordes ..

    Doug Mentohl wrote:

    > "On 11th February a US teenager who used the online nickname of
    > "Sobe" pleaded guilty to delinquency charges resulting from his
    > surreptitious installation of adware on hundreds of thousands of
    > computers"
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7256501.stm


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    > Managed to not mention what operating system the 'computers' run on
    > ..


    Well given the word "adware" that narrows it down to ... er ... one.

    How odd that the MSBBC chose to not name Windows. Usually they can't
    stop discussing it, even to the extent of incorrectly attributing Linux
    successes to the Vole (Eee PC). Indeed they've even hired a new Windows
    columnist called Bill Gates, so he can use the MSBBC as a free
    advertising service for his Malware infested software. Why they should
    now suddenly clam-up and refuse to utter the sacred word "Windows", is
    indeed a mystery.

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