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Raspberry Pi Foundation Asked to Install Malware for Money

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation have been asked to Install Malware on their devices for money, which thankfully has been declined by the foundation.

 

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With system builders and other companies continually wanting to increase their profits, including additional software alongside their systems is a great way to do this, as it doesn't cost them much money to implement. 

What companies need to take great care with is the type of applications that they allow on their systems, as far too often we see harmful software included in their systems by default, with little or no options for removal.

 

These kinds of things reminds me of those dodgy "business" emails that YouTubers receive. It would have been absolutely disastrous for the credibility of the Raspberry Pi Foundation if they did accept the money for some absurd reason. This makes me wonder how much companies such as Lenovo were paid to put software like Superfish on their laptops.

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The fact that they use "u" instead of you means that they are fake and not professionals 

 

The wording ain't even proper

I think the fact they started with "Hello friend" would indicate that they are fake and not professional haha

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Looks fake as hell and I am not suprised if its true since raspberry is kinda big so yeah, glad they didn't installed anything

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u shouldnt have even bothered posting this here

just random bs  sent to the pi foundation. it cant  even run exe files

 

i could have sent this email to them and made news .....

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u shouldnt have even bothered posting this here

just random bs  sent to the pi foundation. it cant  even run exe files

 

i could have sent this email to them and made news .....

You can get an admin to delete it if you want... I don't really mind. I just thought it was mildly interesting.

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Yeah, Windows executables aren't natively that useful on Linux distros...

Plus all the bad grammar and stuff.

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they should have accepted, easy money and no risks for the end consumer (cause .exe don't run on linux natively, unless you decided to be that special boy that decided that using w10 on a raspberry pi 2 was a splendid idea, to you i say: "sucks to be you genius")

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Go ahead and put that sketchy exe file on the pi, its not like it would do anything on Linux lol.

 

linux ARM on top of that :P

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When I read that email I can't help but wonder how she has a job and so many people with obviously better credentials don't.

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This just in, exe files now supported by Linux /s

If your gonna scam someone and it's about a machine that runs Linux at least learn some of the language...

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This email is direct evidence for why English courses are basically mandatory for anyone that wants to have any kind of business related future.

 

Edit: Raspberry Pi should just include the exe... it's not like it'll do anything anyways.

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When I read that email I can't help but wonder how she has a job and so many people with obviously better credentials don't.

 

"She" is probably a single guy, most likely a foreigner, whose only job is to churn out bs emails all day.

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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This email is direct evidence for why English courses are basically mandatory for anyone that wants to have any kind of business related future.

 

Stuff like typing "u" instead of "you" repeatedly don't really have much to do with knowing English well. They only show a person doesn't know how you properly address other people, especially when making a business proposal.

 

This makes me wonder how much companies such as Lenovo were paid to put software like Superfish on their laptops.

 

Chances are they did it for free on their own account, for the purpose of farming data from their customers. This and other things are symptoms that Lenovo's administration department barely know what they're doing anymore - if there's one thing to be taken from the IBM heritage it's costumer trust, and they are screwing it up hardcore. On top of that they have recently just dropped most of the features that made thinkpads unique and awesome at what they did.

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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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They should just agree and use the money from each "install" to further reduce the cost of the pi for the public, let everyone know that there is this useless .exe on their pi's for full disclosure and what not.

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Go ahead and put that sketchy exe file on the pi, its not like it would do anything on Linux lol.

hmm profit off a terrible business that gets nothing in return. Bwhahaha

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