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Chinese laptops come with malware
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h***@anony.net
2015-02-26 19:10:08 UTC
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Probably to send info back to China

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Arfur
2015-02-26 20:08:14 UTC
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Probably to send info back to China
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
Norman Wells
2015-02-26 21:07:04 UTC
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
You're not so naive as to think what looks like the webcam is in fact the webcam,
are you?
Phi
2015-02-26 21:37:39 UTC
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
You're not so naive as to think what looks like the webcam is
in fact the webcam, are you?
The cat got the mouse, but was very disappointed.
Vidcapper
2015-02-27 07:38:33 UTC
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
You're not so naive as to think what looks like the webcam is in fact
the webcam, are you?
But he said he *does* use the webcam, he'd necessarily need to know
where it was - unless you are implying there's a secret secondary webcam
somewhere... :p
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Norman Wells
2015-02-27 08:49:04 UTC
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Post by Arfur
My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
You're not so naive as to think what looks like the webcam is in fact
the webcam, are you?
But he said he *does* use the webcam, he'd necessarily need to know where it
was - unless you are implying there's a secret secondary webcam somewhere... :p
You can never be too paranoid, that's what I say.
Ri©ardo
2015-02-28 20:13:42 UTC
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
You're not so naive as to think what looks like the webcam is in fact
the webcam, are you?
But he said he *does* use the webcam, he'd necessarily need to know
where it was - unless you are implying there's a secret secondary
webcam somewhere... :p
You can never be too paranoid, that's what I say.
At one place I worked the in house saying was:

"Once you realise that they really are out to get you, you understand at
last that you're not paranoid after all."
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Ophelia
2015-02-28 21:19:07 UTC
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Post by Arfur
My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
You're not so naive as to think what looks like the webcam is in fact
the webcam, are you?
But he said he *does* use the webcam, he'd necessarily need to know
where it was - unless you are implying there's a secret secondary
webcam somewhere... :p
You can never be too paranoid, that's what I say.
"Once you realise that they really are out to get you, you understand at
last that you're not paranoid after all."
LOL very true! We used to say that too:)
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Graham.
2015-02-27 13:48:30 UTC
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
You're not so naive as to think what looks like the webcam is in fact
the webcam, are you?
But he said he *does* use the webcam, he'd necessarily need to know
where it was - unless you are implying there's a secret secondary webcam
somewhere... :p
There's one in the corner of your room. You probebly think it's
something to do with burglars.

Wave to me!
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Dex
2015-02-27 07:59:14 UTC
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Probably to send info back to China
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use. Call me paranoid but I Immensely distrust these things.
There is talk of governments putting back doors and spyware in the
hardware of computers. If true it wont be long before every device
capable of internet access has to be registered on the NSA and MI5
websites by the used before it'll work.

All for our own protection from the bogeymen.
Judith
2015-02-27 08:08:24 UTC
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My laptop always has a sticker across the built in webcam when not in
use.
Well I guess you have no problem "sticking" it back on when you have done
whatever you were doing which required the web-cam.
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