Re: Wiretapping Linux?

From: Ingo Oeser
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 13:12:42 EST


On Tuesday, 16. May 2006 17:05, linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:
> It's hard to find Windows products that don't contain
> such spyware. As Linux becomes more prevalent on the
> desktop, you can expect to find such spyware there
> too.

Recent examples:
- Update availability checkers (e.g. Adept).
- Installation routines of a certain distribution
calling all a predefined NTP server instead of on first start.

The NTP variant is a clever idea with low traffic and tells
you first usage and usage at all.


Ingo Oeser
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