[ANSOL-geral][recortes] First Worm with a EULA?

Lopo de Almeida lopo.almeida arroba sitaar.com
Sun Oct 27 01:01:01 2002

First Worm with a EULA?

    [0]ErikRed1488 writes "There is a new virtual postcard from Friend
    Greetings, owned by [1]Permissioned Media that prompts you to install
    their software to view the card. You are then presented with a EULA
    granting them permission to e-mail all the Contacts in your Outlook
    Address Book. Those people are presented with an e-mail from you
    telling them they have a greeting card to pick up. So, this thing
    spreads like a worm, but includes a EULA that 95% of users won't take
    the time to read. Symantec isn't detecting this as a virus, but does
    have [2]information about it on their site. In addition to the
    worm-like way it spreads, it also installs spyware designed to deliver
    ads to your computer. You also give them permission to install further
    software any time they want. In my opinion this is completely nasty,
    but it's all clearly in the EULA that you must agree to before it
    installs the software." 
    0. mailto:erikdred1488 arroba netscape.net
    1. http://www.permissionedmedia.com/
    2. http://www.sarc.com/avcenter/venc/data/friendgreetings.html