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Malicious BitTorrent clients

Posted by isilanes on January 21, 2007

Another post stressing the fact that freeware is not free software.

A while ago I warned about Browsezila (a freeware web broser, infected with malware), and now I warn about Bitroll and Torrent101. They are freeware, but, since they are proprietary, and closed source, no-one can read the code behind them. Is this important? Does someone actually read the code of free software programs? Well, it seems it is important, and it seems that free software programs do get read, because I am yet to see these problems in free BitTorrent clients.

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