Torrented Windows 7 RC Helps to Build Botnet

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linux_dork

You have to be pretty daft to download an OS randomly through BitTorrent.  Of COURSE it's going to have viruses/spyware/evil built right in.

 

 

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hackman2007

If Microsoft distributed via BitTorrent or any other filesharing means it would be slower.

Why? People wouldn't allow their computer to upload after it finished, they would just shut the computer down and begin installing. It would be heavily leeched and not seeded by many people. 

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Vano

Sounds like you don't know how bittorent works...

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Cache

I want to know how many people are downloading the Win7 RC via torrent since MS released it puiblicly.  I want the RIAA and MPAA to know that even with something as wanted as the new OS offered for FREE, that people would still use a torrent to download it.

This is a lesson they sorely need to learn if they ever want to find ways to entice payments for their films/music online as an alternative to a cheap, free download.

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Vano

First of all, the leaked RC1 on torrents was 2 weeks before official public release, which means only a few people got access to the official version at that time.

Second, for many people downloading a torrent is much faster then downloading it from a trusted source.

These two facts were the main reason people using torrents.

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periodhyphenund...

Windows 7 is still A Spyware/Malware infested O.S. regardless of where you get it!

Need Proof?

Try several trusted encryption programs instead of using BitLocker and see what happens.

Encryption programs that actually ARE safe are flagged by Windows 7 and you get a Blue Screen Error message when you try to open the disk.

Windows 7 copies the contents of RAM to your hard drive (Including the decryption Key) and will not allow you to open your Locked disk unless you go online to resolve the issue!

Now why on Earth would Microsoft or "Parties Unknown" require my decryption Key and prevent me from using a secure encryption program???

It appears that this is one reason Microsoft allows ALL outgoing data through your firewall without your consent.

I was also reading that BitLocker Portable is not actually "Portable" but requires that you install BitLocker on the recipients computer to open a BitLocker Disk!

This in itself is reason enough to avoid BitLocker like the Plague!

Another reason is the NSA's code name for BitLocker, called "Total Access"

 

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Havok

 This is still a BETA. It is NOT RELEASED yet. Of course you'll find that some of these legacy apps you usewon't work! Daemon Tools has "issues" still with '7', and all the drivers you use are Vista ones, not Win7 drivers. Give it time. Between build 6084 and 7100, a lot of issues have been fixed with third party apps.

 

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408train

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK!

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bigtoyota479

Yeah, this has nothing to do with the fact that it's a beta OS, and ecryption companies haven't updated their programs to work with it.  Conspiracy theorists unite!

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Cache

I have an encrypted drive using Truecrypt on my Win7 RC x64--no issues whatsoever.  Given the ease that Truecrypt works, I see no reason to ever switch over to Bitlocker--there's just no point in it.

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thecliogeek

Maybe (Period..) he is one of them that used BitTorrent to get his copy. :)

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Hg Dragon

Yes, because every application should work and work correctly on an unofficial and still under development operating system and when they don't, it means the OS is completely vulnerable and unsecure.

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whitneymr

I don't understand why Microsoft hasn't used bittorrent to distribute the beta and the RC. The download would have been quicker, tied up less bandwidth for MS and an official torrent would have stopped this.

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Srt4power

phew...glad i stuck to my xp home untill 7 is finished!

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Vegan

It has to do with obtaining 7 from dubious sources, not 7 itself. Getting an OS from a torrent is the most retarded thing someone could possibly do (unless the torrent is specifically endorsed by the developer).

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Jesterace

Some people are just impatient and don't want to wait for actual release dates.

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Jesterace

I guess I'm glad I held out for the release date. Heck, I'm still running Vista until 7 is released

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Digital-Storm

Glad I held off till Microsofts RC from there actual website.

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