Sears silently installs what most would consider malware…

…in their community area. Basically it installs a program when you join up, that you’ve never heard of and you can’t uninstall it easily since it doesn’t even let you know it’s running. The proxy itself actually collects all sorts of data like ALL of your internet traffic, the headers for your email, and your surfing habits. It basically collects way beyond you surfing Sears, and basically acts like any other trojan.
Unfortunate. Sears used to be such a trustworthy company with the catalog and all. Now they’ve fallen to such lengths as to install this type of thing on their customer base?
Another great reason to not be running Windows. It’s a sad day to know how low some corporations will stoop.

  • I guess you can count K-mart and Lands End in the same category, right?
    Truthfully, what site doesn’t procure data from it’s users anymore?

  • I guess you can count K-mart and Lands End in the same category, right?
    Truthfully, what site doesn’t procure data from it’s users anymore?

  • It’s one thing to procure data for just the website. It’s another to basically run something on your system in the background and grab basically “ALL”.
    Most websites procure things from server side. This on the other hand actually installs basically what would be considered spyware, and dumps everything.
    So basically EVERYTHING you do is pretty much recorded.

  • darkmoon

    It’s one thing to procure data for just the website. It’s another to basically run something on your system in the background and grab basically “ALL”.
    Most websites procure things from server side. This on the other hand actually installs basically what would be considered spyware, and dumps everything.
    So basically EVERYTHING you do is pretty much recorded.

  • When I’m elected President I promise to put an end to malware and spam.

  • When I’m elected President I promise to put an end to malware and spam.