Spyware charge levelled at Lexmark

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by gerardwil, Nov 12, 2004.

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  1. gerardwil

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    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. There is no excuse for companies to prey on people just because they can.
     
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    I wonder what tricks lexmark has up their sleeves...
     
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    remember when I told you a long while back either giant or ewido one found several files from Lexmark as spyware.I removed them and they've never been found again.Whats your opinion of this?just curious
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    Rita,

    I don't know what to think yet. It will just have to play out.
    Evidently Ewido and Giant saw something they didn't like.
     
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    Lexmark are not the only company that employs such techniques, as HP also track usage in this manner.
     
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    The Lexmark lesson--make more noise

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    Lexmark was a management buyout from IBM. Superbly overengineered, as all IBM kit, but typical IBM philosophy. I thought they'd passed the torch to Microsoft....
     
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    Helped an old bloke I know install a new print/copy/scan machine this morn.
    Lexmark! AV asked during install if Lexpps.exe (or something like that) could connect to the internet.... o_O o_O o_O
     
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