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Got Malware? The FBI Wants It

timothy posted about 10 months ago | from the target-market-after-all dept.

Government 93

wiredmikey writes "The FBI has placed malware on its shopping list, and is turning to third parties to help the agency build a massive library of malicious software. According to a 'Request for a Quote' posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website, the FBI is looking for price quotes for malware for the Investigative Analysis Unit of the agency's Operational Technology Division (OTD). The unit's mission is to 'Provide technical analysis of digital methods, software and data, and provide technical support to FBI investigations and intelligence operations that involve computers, networks and malicious software,' according to the document. The FBI did not say precisely how the malware will be used, but the document calls the collection of malware from law enforcement and research sources "critical to the success of the IAU's mission to obtain global awareness of malware threat.""

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Buck Feta (5, Insightful)

LordFlower (606949) | about 10 months ago | (#46173873)

Twice. Will not come back with beta.

WHY Beta? (3, Insightful)

DahGhostfacedFiddlah (470393) | about 10 months ago | (#46173935)

I mean - maybe the PHBs with access to the stats might know better, but this always struck me as a fairly stable site. Internet newcomers tend to gravitate towards Reddit, and the old folks who hate change have remained with /.

Who is Beta for? The old folks don't want it, and you can't seriously expect to draw new users with a site that looks like every other Web2.0 site out there. Is it just a transparent ploy to increase advertising space?

Seriously - WHY?!

Re:WHY Beta? (1)

c0lo (1497653) | about 10 months ago | (#46174105)

Seriously - WHY?!

I don't know. I still think a naked petrified Natalie looks better on classic, even when covered in hot grits.

Re:WHY Beta? (1)

lgw (121541) | about 10 months ago | (#46176557)

OOG THE CAVEMAN not post much any more. OOG THE CAVEMAN is very sad since caps filter. But OOG THE CAVEMAN still remembers the good days, and beta makes OOG THE CAVEMAN cry.

Netcraft confirms it: Slashdot Alpha is dying.

Ok, FBI wants malware (1)

fyngyrz (762201) | about 10 months ago | (#46179053)

Who is going to be the first to send them a copy of Windows?

Re:WHY Beta? (2)

Antipater (2053064) | about 10 months ago | (#46174163)

There was a guy with a pretty insightful point on a few stories yesterday. His thought was that Beta is exactly what you'd look for in a site designed for CIOs and other C-level types who want to skim tech news. Just the headlines, summaries, maybe a few comments, then move on to the next. Ads specifically tailored to C-levels apparently pay more (dunno if that's true), so if they throw away their whole userbase but gain a bunch of CIO readers, they still make the same $$.

Re:WHY Beta? (1)

g0bshiTe (596213) | about 10 months ago | (#46174357)

They need to pay more attention to the O-level readers!

Re:WHY Beta? (1)

FatdogHaiku (978357) | about 10 months ago | (#46175389)

Seriously - WHY?!

In Soviet SlashDot, Beta tests YOU!

Re:WHY Beta? (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46175575)

I, for one, welcome our new unreadable "news" site overlords... wait, fuck that!

Funny you say that (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174171)

When I see the beta page loading, I close it before it even has a chance. I like slashdot and have been a reader since it was called "chips and dips", but I think I have finally found a reason to leave.

I think the ex-owners of digg (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46177937)

now run slashdot

rob malda is out fucking a goat somewhere

Does the Beta count as malware? (4, Funny)

TheNastyInThePasty (2382648) | about 10 months ago | (#46173889)

The FBI wants some of the worst, most vile, malicious, terrible crap on the internet.

Yet even they don't want Slashdot Beta.

Re:Does the Beta count as malware? (3, Insightful)

alexhs (877055) | about 10 months ago | (#46174349)

Slashdot Beta actually is malware from the GCHQ [slashdot.org] .

Re:Does the Beta count as malware? (1)

AmiMoJo (196126) | about 10 months ago | (#46174715)

Even GCHQ isn't that sadistic.

Re:Does the Beta count as malware? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174451)

I don't like the beta either... Maybe they should put the classic/beta issue up on slashdot poll?

Re:Does the Beta count as malware? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46175553)

This would perhaps be the first really useful slashdot poll ever. :>

But how would they know? (1)

denzacar (181829) | about 10 months ago | (#46175241)

Certainly they are not masochistic enough to have tried using it.

I mean... come on. They're FBI. Not retards.

Re:Does the Beta count as malware? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46177273)

The FBI wants some of the worst, most vile, malicious, terrible crap on the internet.

Yet even they don't want Slashdot Beta.

Want malware? Dial 1-800-CALL-NSA

Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (5, Interesting)

jkrise (535370) | about 10 months ago | (#46173891)

I have been reading Slashdot since 1997 or thereabouts. Every single day after 1998; of that I am sure. Even when I went out on vacation; when I got married; when I was convalescing after angioplasty- when I returned to work; I would read every single article; and if interested; the comments as well.

Some days back, I stumbled onto Slashdot Beta; I felt it sucked, so I came back to the old design. Today when I open any article; the only comments I find are those complaining about Beta. I use Opera for the past 14 years; so I couldn't understand why many readers found it difficult to just get back to Classic.

Then I started Firefox and opened Slashdot in that. I just couldn't believe the shit I was seeing. The main storythere was about the New Zealand Spy Agency. I carefully looked for 3 more recent stories; and couldnt find them at all. The reason was simple: the top 3 stories were disguised as ads; bcos that's how ads look in the regular site.

Then I clicked on those stories and tried to comment. Firefox went into a never-ending loop; I waited for 7 minutes, and killed the browser. I gave up on the beta.
-------------------
The reasons I visit Slashdot are:
1% - to look at the ads; and click on them
5% - to read the stories
3% - to read the linked artices
the rest - to read tons of Insightful comments from fellow Slashdotters
--------------------
But in the Beta; I couldn't even get to the Comments section on my 6-yr old Compaq laptop after 10 minutes. So I went back to Opera and Classic Slashdot. Already the Snowden article had comments cursing Beta. So I prepared this post in Notepad.

From now on, I will try for First Post with this one; in every new article.

Slashdotters I admire very much; and we are very successful people as a rule; minus of course the paid shills. I am sure I will keep this up and burn my karma until everyone else including those not fortunate enough to be using Opera; also stop complaining; and Beta goes away. Like Vista Shitsta; Millennium and Microsoft Bob.

Cheers.

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (5, Insightful)

Nightbrood (6060) | about 10 months ago | (#46174101)

I fully agree with you. I have been a member of /. since at least 1998. Hard to believe I was here for almost the entire life cycle of Slashdot. If they push through Beta like they seem intent on doing then all I have to say is, "Slashdot is dead. Long live Slashdot!"

I don't know who this new site is for but it was not designed for the community that made /. successful in the first place. It is too bad because it was always interesting to read the musings of influential people in the tech community who posted here. It looks like I will likely have to find a new place to lurk... tech news aggregation sites are a dime a dozen but none were quite like Slashdot. Oh well all good things must come to an end.

#fuckbeta

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (4, Insightful)

DahGhostfacedFiddlah (470393) | about 10 months ago | (#46174539)

If they push through Beta like they seem intent on doing then all I have to say is, "Slashdot is dead. Long live Slashdot!"

That phrase - I do not think it means what you think it means - and what is Slashdot if not a home for mindless pedantry?

  • The king is dead - we've lost our previous ruler.
  • Long live the king - a new king - the heir - is now in power, and we wish him prosperity.

I think the phrase you were looking for is Slashdot is dead. Fuck Slashdot!

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (1)

Nightbrood (6060) | about 10 months ago | (#46174775)

+1 for pedantry... I stand corrected! ;)

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46181241)

That could just be a new word: Necroslashdotia? Oh no thanks.

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (1)

msk (6205) | about 10 months ago | (#46174815)

Hey, a number lower than mine!

If Beta is forced on me as the default and I can't turn it off permanently, I'll be saying goodbye, too.

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (1)

lgw (121541) | about 10 months ago | (#46176625)

Bah, we've all been reading /. about the same amount of time - but there was no real reason to get an account before the mod system.

I have to agree - one way or another, I won't be using beta.

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (1)

Jim Hall (2985) | about 10 months ago | (#46176937)

I've been part of Slashdot for a little longer than that. I for one can't wait for Slashdot Beta to go live this month! I'll save so much time in my day by not going to Slashdot anymore.

Beta is unusable. Once Beta goes live, I quit. I'm moving on.

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (1)

NIK282000 (737852) | about 10 months ago | (#46174711)

Keep spamming the feedback email, every time something pisses you off send another email. It's someone's terrible job to read all those emails, lets piss him off until he pisses his boss off and so on.

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (1)

Qzukk (229616) | about 10 months ago | (#46175967)

the rest - to read tons of Insightful comments from fellow Slashdotters

Simply put, the new site is designed to put an end to this. Have you ever seen a comment on YouTube that is as long as you've posted? Not many? You know why? Because they give you an itty bitty box for you to put itty bitty thoughts in, and that's how their most insightful posts are variations on "how is babby formed"

With the tiny (seriously, I can put about 4 words in before it wraps and it's only 4 or 5 lines tall) box on the beta site, the most insightful comment on slashdot will become

How is babby

formed

(thanks to the inane double-spacing in the text).

Re:Slashdot Beta = Windows Shitsta! (1)

fahrbot-bot (874524) | about 10 months ago | (#46176365)

the rest - to read tons of Insightful comments from fellow Slashdotters

Simply put, the new site is designed to put an end to this. Have you ever seen a comment on YouTube that is as long as you've posted? Not many? ...

Perhaps because many (younger?) people these days have the attention span of a dog at a squirrel farm. Which, I guess, is good for glancing through ads designed for [insert profitable demographic], but not anything more serious.

I have only tried beta a few times (not logged in and in Private mode) and found the overabundance of white space, especially on the article pages, most egregious and wasteful as it horizontally compresses the comments so as to be difficult to read. I also generally agree with ost of the negative comments I so far read about beta. I've had a /. account since the late 1990s, but if beta is the future of /., that future probably won't include me.

Why the FBI wants malware.. (1)

CaptainOfSpray (1229754) | about 10 months ago | (#46173903)

..coding samples. They are jealous of the NSA capability, and want some (lots) of their own.

Beta Sucks. (4, Informative)

csumpi (2258986) | about 10 months ago | (#46173907)

Beta Sucks.

Got beta? (2)

schlouse (36695) | about 10 months ago | (#46173911)

The slashdot community doesn't want it.

Slashdot Beta is kind of a malware (2, Informative)

east coast (590680) | about 10 months ago | (#46173913)

It makes the site harder to use. The user becomes angry and upset and decides that they'd rather spend their time elsewhere. That's what happens when a PC gets hosed up by garbage and that's what will happen if SlashDice gets hosed up by garbage.

Do as I say... (2)

kmg90 (957346) | about 10 months ago | (#46173915)

Not as I do. Because we can trust the US would never use malicious software as against another country/organization... Also does the website accept malware that has made slashdot unusable?

Re:Do as I say... (1)

g0bshiTe (596213) | about 10 months ago | (#46174421)

I'm glad I wasn't the only one reading this and thinking "zero day exploit campaign".

You would think the FBI would be well beyond using Skiddie exploits though.

Re:Do as I say... (1)

LordLimecat (1103839) | about 10 months ago | (#46175377)

You do realize that packaged-and-deployed malware is typically not modifiable, right? Like, the entire malware business depends on the fact that you cant just find someone else's malware in the wild and repurpose it. You have to buy the kit fresh if you want to use it.

Almost certainly this is some kind of forensics effort, and / or an effort to build better detection.

Boycott (4, Informative)

psybre (921148) | about 10 months ago | (#46173923)

Please post this to new articles if it hasn't been posted yet.

On February 5, 2014, Slashdot announced through a javascript popup that they are starting to "move in to" the new Slashdot Beta design.

Slashdot Beta is a trend-following attempt to give Slashdot a fresh look, an approach that has led to less space for text and an abandonment of the traditional Slashdot look. Much worse than that, Slashdot Beta fundamentally breaks the classic Slashdot discussion and moderation system.

If you haven't seen Slashdot Beta already, open this [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] in a new tab. After seeing that, click here [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] to return to classic Slashdot.

We should boycott stories and only discuss the abomination that is Slashdot Beta until Dice abandons the project.
We should boycott slashdot entirely during the week of Feb 10 to Feb 17 as part of the wider slashcott [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org]

Moderators - only spend mod points on comments that discuss Beta
Commentors - only discuss Beta
http://slashdot.org/recent [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org] - Vote up the Fuck Beta stories

Keep this up for a few days and we may finally get the PHBs attention.

Captcha: fuckbeta

http://developers.slashdot.org... [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org]
http://developers.slashdot.org... [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org]
http://yro.slashdot.org/commen... [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org]
http://science.slashdot.org/co... [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org]

Re:Boycott (1)

meta-monkey (321000) | about 10 months ago | (#46174885)

Beta looks like complete ass.

Re:Boycott (1)

idontgno (624372) | about 10 months ago | (#46175917)

Beta makes "complete homemade ass" look awesome in comparison.

There is no pork chop big enough, juicy enough, or tasty enough to tie around this ugly kid's neck to make the dogs play with him.

Beta would be better off with a 9mm hole in the back of the head and a shallow grave.

Check out Goatse Security's site (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46173925)

Goatse Security [goatse.fr] has an article on this. Go under "news" and then 5 Feb 2014.

Re:Check out Goatse Security's site (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46173993)

I posted the above Goatse Security news link and would like to make the statement that BETA SUCKS

Re:Check out Goatse Security's site (2)

dmbasso (1052166) | about 10 months ago | (#46174003)

I clicked the link, but it is only a picture that is not uglier than slashdot beta.

I only come for the trolls. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174385)

nice one dude.

dice.com is not the arbiter of elegance. (2)

CaptainStumpy (1132145) | about 10 months ago | (#46173929)

Furthermore, I think the beta /. must be destroyed.

Re:dice.com is not the arbiter of elegance. (1)

lgw (121541) | about 10 months ago | (#46176681)

Indeed, it was time to change my signature to that effect. To show my support for classic, I chose the classic phrasing.

I for one... (5, Funny)

Bearded Frog (1562519) | about 10 months ago | (#46173943)

Do not welcome our new beta overlords...

No beta, thanks (1)

Liquid Len (739188) | about 10 months ago | (#46173953)

That is all.

Trust the Ferds? (-1, Flamebait)

frovingslosh (582462) | about 10 months ago | (#46173957)

Lets just trust that the Feds would never abuse our help. That this isn't an effort on their part to examine malware in order to build better malware, or an effort to see what malware that we are able to detect to better help them build malware that we can't detect. After all, have they ever abused our trust in the past?

Had to do this (0)

Rastafario (1083239) | about 10 months ago | (#46174151)

I am a long slashdot member, I don't usually post comments as I prefer reading them, but one look at the new BETA site caused me to break my habit.

The new BETA sucks shit!
- I've been a frequent visitor to Reddit, I don't go there anymore after their version 4 redesign which was as bad as the new Slashdot BETA!
- I've been forced to read Slashdot through this abomination of a mobile version of the site on my tablet. Thankfully I've been able to revert to Slashdot classic.
- If I am forced to read slashdot through this unholy thing that is the BETA, I will do Reddit and stop reading Slashdot altogether.

So, seriously FUCK BETA

I am fully prepared to join the boycott that is planned for February 10-17, please KILL BETA.

Re:Trust the Ferds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174169)

Honestly.... Just hire some dudes for min wage. Have them install whatever crap they come across on the internet. Just goto every shady site out there and click on everything with no AV installed and no NAT/firewall.

Buy a bunch of games and install all of the nocd cracks.

Goto every warez site out there and download install and run the games once.

You will quickly become part of a bot net and probably have every viri out there in short order.

Also beta sucks :) SD is missing the fact its core audience is the comment section. The new comment section is too narrow and you have to scroll to much to see things. But hey the designers said white space is good, right?

Got malware? You have a problem. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174295)

But if you report it to the government, then you have two problems. Smart move!

Re:Trust the Ferds? (1)

BlueStrat (756137) | about 10 months ago | (#46177733)

Lets just trust that the Feds would never abuse our help. That this isn't an effort on their part to examine malware in order to build better malware, or an effort to see what malware that we are able to detect to better help them build malware that we can't detect. After all, have they ever abused our trust in the past?

I already sent them mine. Heck, it's already on a good 2/3rds of their computers. How much more do they want, anyways?

And Agent Robinson, get your feet off of your desk and get to work, slacker!

Strat

Re:Trust the Ferds? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46183397)

Why is the FBI soliciting malware when they already have source licenses for Microsoft?

Yay!!! FBI's gonna take Slashdot Beta! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46173969)

If we're lucky they won't give it back.

excuse me? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46173975)

I don't get it. i followed the classic link and when i go now to http://slashdot.com/ i get the classic site.
so what's all the fuzz about?

also: i hope the fbi is testing all the malware on their office computers

Bye slashdot, it was nice knowin ya (1, Insightful)

2phar (137027) | about 10 months ago | (#46173989)

So far, I'm thinking kuro5hin.org [kuro5hin.org] is the best hope out there. Most of the other tech news sites just don't have a clue about how to manage comments, a bit like the Slashdot Beta.

I've been reading slashdot since the 90s, but this really is the end. Apart from the godawful beta, we've also had the attempt to convert the stories into slashvertisements en masse, and the Slashdot Polls are really starting to look like Facebook covert demographics research for the Dice marketing dept.

Taco and Hemos were really cool guys, I'm glad they were able to cash in.

Re:Bye slashdot, it was nice knowin ya (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174017)

Thx for pointing this out, I'll give it a try.

Bye Slashdot !

Re:Bye slashdot, it was nice knowin ya (1)

Noryungi (70322) | about 10 months ago | (#46174051)

kuro5shin is a festering, infected boil on the face of the Internet.

A little bit like the FBI malware program. That OpenBSD CD sure looks good now... Until we learn the Canadian CSEC ( Communications Security Establishment Canada) has also infected it...

And what is the big deal with /. beta? Please note that this not Flame Bait - from my little perch it does not look too bad - simpler modernist design and all that.

Re:Bye slashdot, it was nice knowin ya (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 10 months ago | (#46176451)

You mean other than the fact that it doesn't work?

No, it doesn't 'look bad' - it looks like every other 'modern' web site with non sequitur images and 2 paragraph long topics. But you can't USE it. I'm not going to repeat the specific complaints, just look above and below. It's amply documented.

It is an attempt to dumbify the site, and His Noodliness knows we don't need that.

Idiocracy was NOT supposed to be an instructional video.

Re:Bye slashdot, it was nice knowin ya (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46176491)

If i had mod points, you'd get "troll". Read the fucking comments on any article and you'll find out exactly why beta sucks.

Slashdot Beta plan (1)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174007)

Do you think Dice.com is purposely forcing Slashdot Beta on us in order to generate more comments? It may piss off the whole user base, but it will temporarily boost the websites value to advertisers and then the executives can all quickly cash out of the company.

Slashdot Users - Practical Advice[beta] (4, Informative)

mrpacmanjel (38218) | about 10 months ago | (#46174013)

For the time being you can do this: www.slashdot.org?nobeta=1

Make you voice heard here:
http://beta.slashdot.org/fireh... [slashdot.org]

To quote Steve Jobs (rip) - "..and one more thing.."

"..FUCK BETA..."

Re:Slashdot Users - Practical Advice[beta] (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46183135)

Jobs ripped off Columbo.

Submitted a Candidate! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174037)

The cookie that forces Slashdot Beta on people!

I don't always Comment (0)

ltrand (933535) | about 10 months ago | (#46174043)

But when I do, it's to protest Slashdot Beta. Been on slashdot in one form or another since 2000. If Slashdot Beta is pushed to me, the final end date will be Feb 2014. All of the news here can be gotten from my RSS reader, and is all of the articles are there anyways from the original sources. Everytime a new news sources is linked to by Slashdot, it goes into my RSS feed. I go to Slashdot for the community, even if I don't comment. Take that away, all I need is my RSS feed that I already have.

Fresh leak (4, Funny)

RDW (41497) | about 10 months ago | (#46174059)

The FBI's top 10 malware packages in full:

10. Conficker
  9. Zeus
  8. Melissa
  7. LOVEYOU
  6. Ask toolbar
  5. Windows 8
  4. Stoned
  3. Stuxnet
  2. Cryptolocker
  1. Slashdot Beta

Say what you will about Slashdot Beta (0)

GoodNewsJimDotCom (2244874) | about 10 months ago | (#46174069)

I like watching a trainwreck sometimes. I love the ol Slashdot, and hate beta. I stuck around on the Digg corporate site laughing at their demise... Up until Digg.com started feeding viruses into its feed. Then I just did 100% reddit.com.

New Coke (1)

Cill (167095) | about 10 months ago | (#46174103)

Remember that time when Google went with a whole new opening page that added all sorts of stuff no one uses?
What about when Drudge Report decided to abandon their highly successful stripped down site for an MSN style just because they wanted to?
Or when McDonalds decided to start making the big mac with gouda and a pretzel bun?

For the love of all things nerdy, stop screwing with things! It not your interface that's causing a drop in traffic, it's your content. So what do you do? You change the interface to something horrible and keep the crappy ad-sponsored shill content? Brilliant!

If you're hoping to become unemployed cause all this work stuff is just too much, keep going.

From the article - By the time the FBI would be able to fully analyze and index malware, it would be for purely historical documentation. By the end of an analysis, the malware would likely no longer have major influence. If that's the case, just buy any old honeypot that never been cleaned off.

Ask the NSA ... (1)

herve_masson (104332) | about 10 months ago | (#46174111)

they have all you need! for free.

Re:Ask the NSA ... (3, Insightful)

PPH (736903) | about 10 months ago | (#46174635)

On a serious note: Isn't this supposed to be a part of the NSA's charter? Encryption, information security, etc. What did they do with the last fuckton of money we gave them?

I trust the feds (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174121)

More than I trust the /. beta.

Join Virustotal.com (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174161)

Hey guys, get an account with VirusTotal.com like all the other malware researchers.

Earth to Slashdot: (4, Insightful)

fredrated (639554) | about 10 months ago | (#46174187)

Everyone hates the new site. Figure it out or you will die.

Jailbreaks and homebrew (1)

tepples (727027) | about 10 months ago | (#46174193)

Does software to allow the use of homemade software on a video game console, such as Smash Stack and the Homebrew Channel for Wii, count as malware?

Beta is garbage (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174263)

Fuck beta. Way to ruin everything good about Slashdot.

Already delivered (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46174443)

Sir, the package for You has already been delivered...

You don't have to look for malware (2)

slapout (93640) | about 10 months ago | (#46174855)

You don't have to ask for malware. Just go to your relatives and look on their computers.

(Failing that, just surf around the web and anytime a website asks you to install something, do it.)

Refreshing (0)

cold fjord (826450) | about 10 months ago | (#46174997)

This is a refreshing change. We no longer have top to bottom posts extolling Edward Snowden's leaks.

Re:Refreshing (1)

ColdWetDog (752185) | about 10 months ago | (#46176533)

Oh this figures.

nice and slick, work like a breeze, bravo ! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46175415)

Whaaa, I can not find a single comment on topic ; only rants about the new UI. I didn't know slashdot was the last lair for neo-conservatives punks.
We may have left the lynx browser users by the wayside... but future is coming on guys \o/

Got Windows Malware? The FBI Wants It .. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46175541)

Corrected headline ..

How to Save Money (2)

minstrelmike (1602771) | about 10 months ago | (#46175567)

If the FBI wants to get malware without spending a lot of money, buy a couple windoze computers and put them on the internet without any firewall or virus protection whatsoever. Wait about 15,000 milliseconds (longer if you're on dialup ;-). You will now have a collection of malware to investigate.
Enjoy.

This gave me what I needed (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46175639)

Permanent Classic Style here on /. http://ask.slashdot.org/commen... [slashdot.org] as long as it exists. If I need to change, that's just as easy, just in reverse. I used to hate the forum posting tree style here. I got used to it now though after 10 years here though I still hate the easily sockpuppet and cookie + logout minus moderate and troll by anonymous coward trolls that cheat the so called moderation system. I don't hate the beta slashdot site. I just deal with it and yet I do wonder why fix a watch that runs? I prefer the old reliable I am used to, so that's why I did what's in the link.

I have some REAL malware to give them (1)

mendax (114116) | about 10 months ago | (#46175719)

The only malware I have to give the FBI is a pair of my dirty underwear which I've worn for about three or four days without showering while hiking in the desert in the summer time with a bad case of hemorrhoids. However, the Slashdot BETA would be a good second choice. It stinks almost as much as my dirty underwear.

For several reasons . . . . (1)

Iridium_Hack (931607) | about 10 months ago | (#46176641)

1. They want to add to their bag of "tricks". Sure, they might learn something. 2. See what people send. Maybe they want to learn about what is causing problems on people's machines. Or, last but not least - 3. See what people don't send. The malware that people don't give to the FBI that they know about is what is really causing problems on people's machines. They just don't know about it.

Spoiled brats... (1)

MobSwatter (2884921) | about 10 months ago | (#46176795)

Malware; it's not just for your average spoiled brat 10 year old nuisance kid anymore, it's peaked the interest in your local FBI agents that also seem to share the spoiled brat quality. So what does a library of malware have to do with national security? The interesting part of this would be the FBI picking and using the malware title against a target of an investigation that virus scanning engines are not focused upon at a given time, pretty sure they could socially engineer that part just like the NSA did with RSA, they'll just pay for it with their bitcoin stash. This is the result of gubberment living beyond it's means with deficit spending.

just deserts (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46177943)

I would happily give them some malware... if they aren't picky on how I deliver it.

AND Slashdot get rid of this "beta" crap that requires javascript to view comments.

Malware - Why purchase ?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46178215)

Thought I might comment on topic .......

Just leave a windows 8 PC connected to the net, you can get loads of malware installed in a day, ready for testing the next time you reboot !

Has the FBI tried Frys Electronics? (1)

LifesABeach (234436) | about 10 months ago | (#46178357)

I think I saw an advertisement for windows 8, OEM edition, for $110, with free shipping! But with the House of Representitives being so enlightened, and frugal, I think any Special Agent could go to closest secretary and ask to use the computer next.

Just tell them to pirate GTA 5 for PC (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 months ago | (#46178981)

There's 80G of free malware RIGHT THERE.

I protest! BETA sucks! (1)

Adeptus_Luminati (634274) | about 10 months ago | (#46178993)

I've emailed them... they ignore... the more they ignore the quicker their downfall.

Ignore your userbase, and you shall have none. If I am ignored much longer, I will leave. Just like I left mashable after their AOL'ed it.

PS. I've been a slashdotter for 7+ years.

Beta is poor (1)

bkk_diesel (812298) | about 10 months ago | (#46182027)

I am hoping that if I'm ever going to be modded +5, Insightful it will be for this:

The new beta is poor at best and I hope that it is put down sooner than later.

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