WinPatrol 27.0.2013

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  1. cruelsister

    cruelsister Registered Member

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    Updated thanks. Interesting read about targeted attack. Thanks to Bill P. for quick action to rectify problem.
     
  3. Huwge

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    I notice that when updating it is now asking for name and email address. Not seen it do that before when updating previous versions
     
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    The name and email registration was also in the Enterprise version 26.5.2013.0.

    I read Bill's blog about the hack. I must admit I really don't understand exactly what was attacked and stolen. (Probably just me!!!)
     
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    From the blog: "they were able to steal statistical data describing which programs remain popular or unpopular on Windows machines. The data is collected when a WinPatrol user decides to keep or remove a program which has been detected in a critical system location."

    So basically they just got statistical data culled from Plus member choices; no personal or financial data was compromised, unlike Nationwide Insurance:

    http://www.databreachlegalwatch.com/2012/12/nationwide-insurance-latest-victim-of-a-data-breach/

    and Barnes and Noble:

    http://www.databreachlegalwatch.com/2012/10/lessons-from-barnes-noble-creditdebit-card-breach/

    As a sidenote, if any out there have been to a Hospital, have Insurance, or have ever used a credit card at a store my suggestion would be that one not go way overboard on personal computer security. You've probably given everything away already:

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/20/us/tax-refund-scam

    Have a good day!!!
     
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    Yes, unclear exactly how the hack crashed users.... is it because they corrupted the database or they were actively changing it to cause the crash? :blink:

     
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    Does this sentence means that my passwords and credit cards are sent to Winpatrol servers?

    "Even when credit card numbers are included, BillP Studios securely deletes personal data after 30 days."
     
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