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Microsoft sued in China for black screen of death

A Chinese lawyer has filed a legal complaint against Microsoft for installing Windows Genuine Advantage on his computer. He has asked the Ministry of Public Security to file criminal charges against Microsoft. Dong Zhengwei accused the company of hacking into people's computers. He said: "I respect the right of Microsoft to …
John Oates, 22 Oct 2008

McAfee: Why we blacklisted SANS

Analysis McAfee's SiteAdvisor security tool briefly blacklisted the respected SANS Institute on Wednesday. The incident highlights wider concerns about the reliability of the safe surfing tool. Websites including the main website, as well as related sites and sites, were tagged as bad and given a red flag. …
John Leyden, 1 Aug 2008

Review site furious over McAfee SiteAdvisor 'false alert'

A UK business had to fight for two weeks to clear its name after falsely being accused of harbouring malware by McAfee's SiteAdvisor service. SiteAdvisor issued a red alert against software review site at the start of July. It wrongly claimed the site contained a dangerous download. SiteAdvisor uses a mixture of …
John Leyden, 17 Jul 2008

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