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Digsby IM Client Quietly Installs Badware 259

Posted by kdawson
from the pushing-the-envelope-and-the-bounds-of-good-taste dept.
An anonymous reader writes "IM company Digsby has quietly included malware in an update to their client software that utilizes users' computing power and bandwidth while idle for a quick buck. When questioned, developers at Digsby claim that they have done no wrong and that users should not complain because the client software is 'free.'" The money-making distributed computing software is in addition to six "crapware" apps that users must refuse during installation. The terms of service that no one ever reads does describe the CPU- and bandwidth-robbing moneymaker, and its off switch is located behind the "Support Digsby" menu item.
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Digsby IM Client Quietly Installs Badware

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