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Arizona Hot:


I think viruses are a popular topic here.

Bizarre old-school spyware attacks governments, sports Mark of the Beast  Ars Technica

Stephen66515:
That link, was unreadable for me.

Seriously...For what is supposed to be a professional news post, the lack of basic grammar makes me wonder how these people get jobs.

Asides from grammar, there are parts that literally make no sense...

that uses low-level code to stay hidden and Twitter and Google
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Now...I assume this means "Tweets and G+'s...However...the fact he specifically says Twitter and Google in this context, makes me think differently, which makes it bloody hard to read.

MiniDuke, as researchers from Kaspersky Lab and Hungary-based CrySyS Lab have dubbed the threat,
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Shouldn't that be... "MiniDuke; as researchers..."?

*sighs*

I might just be getting older, but things like this have started to piss me off more than they should.

Renegade:
You really have to wonder who is writing these things and why? The references aren't coincidence - they're either meaningful or they're misdirection or just to screw with people's heads.

Renegade:
That link, was unreadable for me.

Seriously...For what is supposed to be a professional news post, the lack of basic grammar makes me wonder how these people get jobs.
-Stephen66515 (February 27, 2013, 05:17 PM)
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If you have some classical education, it's almost impossible to listen to most people speak as they are barely capable of speaking their own language properly. Similar for print now.

Publishing is more about profit than publishing. Tight deadlines and all that make it difficult to properly edit or proof anything, let alone do any real journalism or fact checking.

Press releases from companies have been accepted as news for years. None of this should be a surprise.

40hz:
After reading it twice I've come to the conclusion I either know far less about how this sort of thing works than I think I do (always a possibility) - or - (also a distinct possibility) that there's considerably less in the article than meets the eye.

Right now I'm coming down more on the side of the second possibility. Grammatical errors aside, there are a few claims being made, and 'explanations' advanced, that are...um...dubious...at best. Which is surprising since ArsTechnica usually vets their articles better than that.
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