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Displaying items by tag: FUD

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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