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News IBM hands out malware

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 25 May 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Ouch. Egg on face to the max.

    A clever PR person would switch that around and highlight the fact that nothing should be trusted. :p
     
  3. Arj12

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    Hahahaha! Big screw up! I have no idea how people can manage to do this! Especially in big companies like IBM!
     
  4. phantombudgie

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    *cough*
    *spill coffee across keyboard*
    *search for new keyboard on other side of office*
    *post lols*

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    :duh:
     
  5. yuusou

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    I couldn't help but lol after reading "added bonus: worms" and think of people going out to the pharmacy to buy worms medicine.
     
  6. mi1ez

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    Added bonus: Worms Armagedden
     
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    You would expect this to be the one place where everyone would scan stuff for viruses.
     
  8. Phalanx

    Phalanx Needs more dragons and stuff.

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    First article I've read that caused me to laugh out loud in the office. It's now making the rounds ;) Well done IBM!
     
  9. deathtaker27

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    so how many security expert's computers now have a virus do you think?
     
  10. tristanperry

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    LOL!

    Seriously, that takes some doing :hehe:

    Handing out malware (in the form of freebies) at a security convention is pretty epic ;)
     
  11. shadows

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    Never trust anything! Either someone at IBM had alot of time on their hands or the USB sticks were pre planted with the virus.
     
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    lol
     
  14. rickysio

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    And if it infected one of these supposed security expert's computer... ;)
     
  15. Psytek

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    Anyone in the security industry who uses windows shouldn't have been there in the first place.
    And they should also know about this type of thing... my 13 year old cousin could set up a usb hacksaw with about 100 worms, trojans and viruses on it ...
     
  16. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    It could have been a stunt, demonstrating the weakness of "free" computer peripherals?

    It was probably a cock up, but hey.
     
  17. mecblade

    mecblade 14 year old Technophile

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    "AusCERT-goers get bonus malware gift"

    I couldnt stop laughing about this! also psytech, ill buy one of you for £3 :D

    seriously, IBM, with all its might couldnt even stop worms from getting into their USB Sticks
     
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