Well i´m happy that you have had a good time, thinking it was funny. lol enjoy.
But for some who cares about the personal integrity, spyware is not funny, but serious. Seeing loss of personal activity info, as a threat against the freedom, and as a way for others to make you pay up for unwanted goods.
- And better safe than sorry, if it should show up that it really is spyware.
- Nobody have proven Hotline 1.9 not to be spyware infested. As well as nobody have proven it not to be a governmental release by the feds. But of course, the right to choose what to believe is a human right, i guess. Suit your self.
I know the heated Hotline discussion in the spring. After a while, gone out of steam, it faded to segmenting two camps. One camp believes safety is all important, and will not use anything they are not sure is spy free. The other camp believes, that since no proof for the alleged spyware have come forth, it might be safe.
- And besides, since none had been busted after a month or two, they argued that this was a proof that it was safe and spywarefree.
I might tell you that well informed, deep throat info, will seldom be proven to be true in public. That would have compromised the source, and possible future revelations too.
And who say it can´t be spyware infested, because the feds haven´t acted within a short time after the release of the e-fly trap. If you had invested resources in such a project, would you blow the cover after so short time. Or might it be more interesting to keep it up for longer time, to catch many times the number?
The feds acted, shoving it´s face in a press release december 11, 2001:
- This clearly states that they had 2 projects going on for long times. One for a year and the second for two years, in their, quote:
Too much said. Anyone is free to believe what one wants.
--- Spyware systems!!!
And yes, i´m happy to help you, although you ironically ask for such info.
By this you probably mean to further underscore the righteousness in your views, and not least make my info invalid as a proof for your views. Welcome you are.
But i happily supply you with info, in spite of the condescending nature of your request.
I might mention any Peer2Peer SW as the first well known spyware field (like Kaazaa). As well as IRC channels. But these are well known i guess.
A newer one, less known are BitTorrent, appearing in june 2003. You may as well sign your name to the download if you use BitTorrent. It may be fast, but it is NOT a secure means of downloading. They can tell what you're downloading and from where. Quote from june: