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Displaying items by tag: FUD

The ABC's Four Corners program on Monday night was titled The Truth about 5G. It would have been better if it had been titled FUD about Huawei.

Published in Open Sauce

A report on the security of Internet-of-Things devices made by Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, published by the hitherto unheard of company Finite State, claims that analysis of 9936 firmware images in 558 different products shows that these devices are less secure than those from other vendors like Juniper and Arista.

Published in Security

A cyber security and information warfare researcher from the University of New South Wales has issued what can be only described as an alarmist warning that the forthcoming Australian Federal Election will attract social media manipulation, nation-state attacks and a "swarm of advertising and messaging in platforms as diverse as Facebook and WeChat".

Published in Open Sauce

Anti-virus firm ESET has made changes to one of its posts about torrent files and clients, after an op-ed published on iTWire gained an airing on the Web.

Published in Security
Thursday, 03 August 2017 10:19

ESET spreading FUD about torrent files, clients

Anti-virus companies — or cyber security companies as they like to call themselves these days — are known for spreading fear, uncertainty and doubt among computer users due to the poor level of education among them.

Published in Open Sauce

If any country wants to prevent what is being touted as cyber war, then it would be better off destroying squirrels rather than spreading FUD about electricity grids and attackers, a former black hat hacker told a security conference last week.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 03 November 2009 07:48

Open source FUD is alive and kicking

Ten, or even five years ago, it was not uncommon to see articles surface periodically, spouting gross untruths about free and open source software.

Published in Open Sauce
A teacher in Austin, Texas, has confiscated Linux CDs being handed out by a student because, she claims, "No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful." Just how much has the Redmond marketing machine infiltrated our educational institutions?

Published in The Linux Distillery
Mac malware vulnerabilities have become more criminally minded, Mac malware is not just proof of concept, Mac malware will shake Mac users of impenetrable computing misconceptions and Mac malware feeds off Mac users who do not learn from their mistakes. Hard hitting comments that warn of an impending wave of Mac attacks, but does reality match the hyperbole?

Published in Home Tech

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