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finboy
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Jul 8, 2011, 04:00 PM
 
Did anyone else see the story about the guy who put software on Macs in NY Apple stores to capture pics of the folks in the store?

Creepy.
     
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Jul 8, 2011, 08:42 PM
 
Yeah. Now he's getting reamed by Apple and the Secret Service. What a genius.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jul 9, 2011, 10:28 AM
 
When the Secret Service get involved in a non-security related computer investigation, it's a sure sign no one else wants to bother.
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Jul 9, 2011, 11:05 PM
 
How did he install software on those computers in the first place? Aren't they pretty well locked down in demo mode?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Jul 10, 2011, 12:36 AM
 
Not really, all you'd need to do would be install an app somewhere in the user folder they use, preferably in a hidden folder, or somewhere deep in library or iTunes library where nobody's gonna look. Then stick it in the start up items pref pane. While the pref pane option is pretty visible, how often is anyone gonna go look there?
     
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Jul 10, 2011, 07:40 AM
 
Originally Posted by Salty View Post
Not really, all you'd need to do would be install an app somewhere in the user folder they use, preferably in a hidden folder, or somewhere deep in library or iTunes library where nobody's gonna look. Then stick it in the start up items pref pane. While the pref pane option is pretty visible, how often is anyone gonna go look there?
You mean Apple Stores don't use something like DeepFreeze to reset every demo computer to a pre-imaged state every morning when they're booted up?

WTF?
     
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Jul 10, 2011, 09:59 AM
 
Wait a second...

BBC News - Secret agents raid Apple store webcam artist

They're not "secret agents" if you go on telling people about them.
     
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Jul 11, 2011, 01:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
You mean Apple Stores don't use something like DeepFreeze to reset every demo computer to a pre-imaged state every morning when they're booted up?

WTF?
I bet they will NOW!!!!
     
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Jul 13, 2011, 11:27 AM
 
According to the article I read the guy went in and reinstalled the software every day.
     
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Jul 18, 2011, 07:42 AM
 
What I wonder is this: did none of the employees notice the green "On Camera" light being turned on all the time? Or was the software able to disable the light?!?
     
   
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