Japanese Government Plants Anti-Piracy Warnings Inside Fake Downloads

Ever since the dawn of online file-sharing fake files have proven some of the most annoying pieces of digital data ever to disgrace the Internet. These miserable specimens of unwanted code nearly always find their way onto users’ machines through deception, masquerading as something desirable but turning out to be something utterly unwanted. Only last week TorrentFreak was exposed to blatant spam disguised as documentary subtitles. Malware and virus creators rely on similar techniques in order to deliver their payloads but fortunately we have software for dealing with these kinds of attacker. The same cannot be said about those who pollute file-sharing networks with fakes. In addition to the straight idiots who think that renaming porn videos as kids’ cartoons is still somehow amusing, for years anti-piracy companies have dabbled with the concept of fake files. …

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Japanese Government Plants Anti-Piracy Warnings Inside Fake Downloads

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Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 Net News

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