AVG, Avira Among Websites Defaced by Palestinian Hackers

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ApathyCurve

Palestinian hacker, eh? Seems oxymoronic, like a hillbilly astrophysicist.

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hvypetals

when not busy surviving in the worlds largest concentration camp and trying to defend from the theft of their homeland with home made fireworks the "palestinians" are now hacking?

hmmm... im calling BS on this. this is what detectives call an "orgy of evidence".

seems the arabs always get the blame when "someone else" commits the crime. like there is a pattern. commit the crime.. blame someone else.

like on 9/11. mossad agents caught in vans filled with explosives on the gwb by nypd and fbi and then.. we went to war against the arabs hmmm.. seems to be a pattern.

who owns zonealarm? who wrote the code for it? arabs OR....

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Scatter

I think the point is if these companies can't protect their own servers then why should I believe that they can protect my PCs?

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legionera

"The websites of Avira have not been hacked, the attack happened at our Internet Service Provider ‘Network Solutions’,” Avira Security Expert and Product Manager Sorin Mustaca told SoftPedia.

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Scatter

Appearances matter.

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D00dlavy

Facts matter more.

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Scatter

Perhaps but appearances still matter and I'm sure that I'm not the only person who would think twice about trusting a security suite who's website was hacked

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FrancesTheMute

We had some Syrian hackers take over the website for my soccer team supporters group. We're called Chelsea in America and I think they thought they were taking over the CIA government website. We got a good laugh out of it!

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vrmlbasic

So there are supposed to be two messages. They only announce one and I'd say that there are more than 2. Many more.

These "plaestinians" ramble here about peace yet they're always the ones attacking, case-in-point this hacking.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

You spelled "U.S. Government Workers" wrong!

it's not spelled "plaestinians"

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limitbreaker

Lol that's funny Bullwinkle, and very fitting!

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bjoswald

Why do hackers hate AVG?

Because it's an ineffecient, deceptive piece of shit programmed by rats, to sucker morons out of money for a false sense of security. It's not just bad software; it's a crime against humanity.

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germanogre

"Why are hackers hating on free AVG?"
Like dogs pissing on fire hydrants, and gangs tagging what they consider their territory, these losers have nothing constructive to do, and simply want to ruin other people's shit so that they will get noticed.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Thanks AVG

Kinda short but good rant anyway

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d3v

Network Solutions is one of the world's oldest domain registrars. That they got hacked is a big deal and deserves to be mentioned in the title of this article.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

dp

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Hey.That_Dude

Amazing. They can break into a web site but they still can't get a good translation.
You know, the point is moot if the audience doesn't listen. Their audience is so small with this one hack that poor grammar makes people less likely to read it.

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d3v

Geeks are good with computers but not necessarily good at English. This might sound surprising to you but it shouldn't be.

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Hey.That_Dude

Yeah. I know. Plus you add a language barrier on top of it all, so that makes it worse. I'm sure if I could read their native writing that it would be in superb grammar.
And, it still doesn't change the audience problem.

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D00dlavy

I am sure it was to the supreme make-benefit of Palestinian peoples.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

dp

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Nixon

Just changed DNS records? Doubt the intended audience cares about Tow Messages.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Maybe they just don't like Companies that phone home and rat you out anytime you use software that is not on the NSA approved malware and spyware list

You really should read that license agreement more closely

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Carlidan

And this is why people don't take you seriously and think you're paranoid.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Bullshit

You really should read that license agreement more closely

Start by comparing AVG v7 license with AVG 8 (2nd release) and move on from there

It was version 8 that began disabling your firewall but you could catch them in the 1st release and access the Internet even though everything was blocked

By the 2nd release, they state in the License that they are STILL taking over your firewall but hide the action from end users much more effectively

Now read about the types of info they send on the newer versions of AVG and ask yourself why you are not allowed to stop them in Windows 7 or 8

The propaganda isn't working anymore conman

It's a shame nobody reads their license

But when the license is full of legaleze mumbo jumbo, would you really understand it anyway?

By the way, was any of the NSA spying through software backdoors listed in any of your license agreements?

What they are actually doing is far worse than what they tell you

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Carlidan

Here are avg7 and avg8 free edtion license agreements.
http://free.avg.com/us-en/avg-anti-virus-7-licence-agreement-eula
http://free.avg.com/us-en/avg-anti-virus-8-licence-agreement-eula
This is there privacy policy.
http://www.avgfree.com.au/privacy.cfm

I've read it, I understand it. Most of the information you give them are typical information when you sign up for a credit card. As for giving to third parties, situation, most software you use does the same thing and , your bank, your credit card, basically anything you sign up for these days. The collect depending on what software your using from them. But mostly your cookies, name, address, phone number, etc.... Nothing new.

As I've read AVG has it's own built in firewall. I'm guessing they disable the other because most people logic would be why run two firewalls at once. But I'm guessing there is a way to disable AVG's and use the other one if wanted to. So I don't know why you are paranoid about this.

Unless I missed another eula agreement or another privacy policy that they have. I see nothing that concern me much.

As for your NSA backdoor rant, Am I suprised , No. Again that is legal, thanks to the Patriot Act.

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legionera

I will be very disgusted to say it, but this guy is right this time. I recently read Avast's free agreement and they said that they can screen your documents anytime they want and keep that information for them and will not distribute it to 3rd parties.

BUT, if you click the link and read the entire thing, they actually say that they will not distribute it to 3rd parties depending on the country you are in.

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Bullwinkle J Moose

When you do figure out how to block AVG from sending data to the Internet (Although not on Spyware Platform 7 or 8 OBVIOUSLY), it simply morphs on each reboot like some of the better malware packages

(AVG Identity Protection Service has changed since the last time you used it. This could happen if you have updated it recently.)
Would you like this program (Malware) to access the Internet?

Um, no I did not update it recently
I simply blocked it from accessing the Internet

and HELL NO, I do not want your malware components to access the Internet

But do they care what I want?

Nope, it morphs again on every reboot each time you block it

You can't EVER have security if you are not allowed to block whatever you want from accessing the Internet, even if it blatantly calls itself a security program

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legionera

That's enough Bambi! Go to bed now!