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Hey, poor people *deserve* to be hit with malware, right?

An Android phone subsidized by the US government for low-income users comes preinstalled with malware that can't be removed without making the device cease to work.


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Re: Hey, poor people *deserve* to be hit with malware, right?


@rslade wrote:

An Android phone subsidized by the US government for low-income users comes preinstalled with malware that can't be removed without making the device cease to work.


Rob, you do recall that U.S. government purchases almost always go to the lowest bidder, right?

 

Craig

 

 

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Re: Hey, poor people *deserve* to be hit with malware, right?

 

Hey Rob and Craig:  Thanks for the great reading after you blew that government "BENEFIT" out of the water...   

Who would have thought that any government would not have scrubbed that offer before allowing it to go rampant?

 

How do we feel about Lenovo these days?  

 

There is a lot of really good other links if you go down that rabbit hole.

 

Cheers, JohnG

 

John C. Glover, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CMC, ITCP

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Re: Hey, poor people *deserve* to be hit with malware, right?

> JohnG (Viewer) posted a new reply in Industry News on 01-11-2020 09:56 AM

Hello stranger! Welcome to the madhouse!

(John and I used to teach seminars together. A *lot* :-)

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Re: Hey, poor people *deserve* to be hit with malware, right?

> CraginS (Advocate II) posted a new reply in Industry News on 01-10-2020 04:46 PM

 

> Rob, you do recall that U.S. government purchases almost
> go to the lowest bidder, right?

 

"It is a humbling experience knowing that your fate depends on a vehicle built by the lowest bidder!"
- Alan B. Shepard, Mercury Astronaut, 1965


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Re: Hey, poor people *deserve* to be hit with malware, right?

This is what happens when you base tender wins purely on money.

 

Not nearly the same, but here in Israel, the government gave a tender to a company from the far east to make uniforms for the police, which then caused two clothing factories in Israel who used to do that as their main money making issue, to shut down, thus letting over 400 workers into the "no longer employed" market.

 

Saving money does not mean better anything, especially when it's the government agencies who are running the tenders.

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Re: Hey, poor people *deserve* to be hit with malware, right?

> MikeGlassman (Contributor I) posted a new reply in Industry News on 01-11-2020

 

> This is what happens when you base tender wins purely on money.

 

I remember a quote, something along the lines of "There is nothing in this world that a man cannot make a little worse and sell a bit more cheaply, and those who make decisions based solely on price are this man's rightful prey."

 

(Can't, at the moment, recall who said it ...)


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