(FOSS) free download does NOT mean free software!

New Zealand News - Technology - Beware: They're watching you

"The programs also slurp up system resources, leaving your PC sluggish. Often, that's the only way you discover they're there."


"Unfortunately, much free software is laced with those secret networking capabilities and "phone home" features."

As many as third of PCs maybe infected with trojans or spyware. The sad part is that in most cases the spyware was installed by the user himself!

Oh, and here's the last line of the article:

"And not having the source is how you got into this problem in the first place."

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