US shuts down 'scareware' sellers

Discussion in 'Technology and Internet' started by Housesitter, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. US shuts down 'scareware' sellers

    The US government has moved to shut down sellers of fake security software.

    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has won a restraining order that stops several sellers of "scareware" from continuing to trade.
    Millions of people are thought to have been caught out by the software which, once installed, issues false alerts about viruses and illegal porn. The FTC is pursuing further legal action to win a permanent ban on those peddling the scareware

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    BBC NEWS | Technology | US shuts down 'scareware' sellers
  2. Well I'm still scared to run Windows anymore anyway......;)
  3. What I like about Windows is the software compatability it gives me with the rest of the world.

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