Microsoft MVP! Patchou

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by phasechange, Oct 10, 2006.

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  1. phasechange

    phasechange Registered Member

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    Patchou was made an MVP too. This is the guy who created the excellent MessengerPlus and then bundled it with a Sponsor Program (LOP)
    http://www.vitalsecurity.org/uploaded_images/msgplusdetect1-710006.jpg

    http://www.vitalsecurity.org/2006/10/microsoft-give-mvp-award-to-adware.html
    http://sunbeltblog.blogspot.com/
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/10/ms_revokes_mvp_award/

    However Microsoft have removed his MVP status. So kudos to MS for recognising their mistake. However I cannot believe they could have done any research if they awarded him MVP and didn't know (yet their own antispyware program does).

    I have an axe to grind here as I didn't notice the sponsor program and got my only ever spyware infection on my work laptop this way.

    Fairy

    PS-- oops should this be in News and General as it's not forum info?
     
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