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Re: KaZaA
From: "eD\\/ARd0 F/\\KEn^M3" <cojonesdetoro () badeddie com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 20:39:16 -0400

I run Kazaa and other adware in a VMWare virtual machine in order to keep my
real machine from dying unconveniently. Besides malware the legit adware is
still so buggy as to totally wreck your OS. Of course, VMWare is an
expensive solution... if you pay for it, that is. It is also expensive in
system resources.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Krum" <frobnitz () msn com>
To: <bugtraq () securityfocus com>
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2002 12:33 PM
Subject: KaZaA

I'm concerned about all the applications which utilize ie browser
There are a lot of adware programs with little ads.  Some of these ads
activex, java, flash, js.  Any one of these capabilities in the wrong zone
could be dangerous.

My attention was first drawn to this when I noticed KaZaA launching popups
sourced from the local hard disk.  Surely these ads are running in the
zone.  To use software that does this I have to trust them to audit the
given to them?

Broadband? Dial-up? Get reliable MSN Internet Access.

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  • KaZaA David Krum (Oct 18)
    • Re: KaZaA Nicholas C. Weaver (Oct 19)
    • RE: KaZaA Brenna Primrose (Oct 19)
    • Re: KaZaA Alex Lambert (Oct 19)
    • Re: KaZaA eD\\/ARd0 F/\\KEn^M3 (Oct 19)
    • <Possible follow-ups>
    • RE: KaZaA Christopher Wagner (Oct 19)
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