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Friday, 27 September 2002

New form of scumware [lurks]

Good lord, will it ever end? Apparently all those lame distros of p2p file sharing apps are bundling a new form of scumware which is being dubbed stealware. Slashdot has a story on it. Basically rather than replacing add banners, this replaces the affiliate referer links when you buy things. It does this so that the kazaa/morpheus lamers get the kick back money instead. Can it get any lamer than this? Obviously Amazon et all needs to ban these wankers from the affiliate schemes forthwith. Once again they think it's perfectly fine to install software which steals the hard work from web sites which generated revenue. Of course being P2P client vendors they had little in the way of morals to start with.

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