A torrential update

More Windoze woes ...

"Smartie Red" checked in to point out the semi-distressing fact that some less-than-scrupulous types are now embedding spyware and adware in actual torrent feeds. Unlike the previous problems with spyware in peer-to-peer file sharing (*cough cough Kaaza cough*) where the malware was embedded when installing the application, this crap loads when you try and view the file you just downloaded.

The "semi-" part of "semi-distressing" comes from the fact that this will only affect you if you are a Windoze user. Anyone with the smarts to own a real computer is exempt from this sort of violation.

Posted: Fri - June 17, 2005 at 01:50 PM