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 PostPost subject: PIFTS.EXE        Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:47 pm 
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So, was anyone present at the finding of, or aware of the conspiracy behind PIFTS?

Pifts was a VERY suspicious thing when it was first discovered by /g/(4chan.org subforum). Basically, pifts was supposedly created to spy on any computers internet cache files(for the purpose of seeing what you were searching on search engines) which had Norton Antivirus installed.

What made it suspicious is that whenever someone posted anything about pifts on the Norton forum, it was instantly deleted, and the user who made the post was temp-banned.

Another suspicious fact is that it sent data to an African server, and straight to the Pentagon. "African server?". I hear you cry... Well, some law that I can't remember states that a government cannot spy on their own country. Hence sending the data to Africa, and having it sent back directly to Norton, who apparently distributed it to national security groups, e.g. M16, CIA, etc...

It freaked hundreds of people out, and pretty soon, the internet was laden with theories about it. Don't worry though, PIFTS is completely safe.

Personally, I love it when this type of thing happens. Do any of you have any similar experiences with conspiracies you could share? I love hearing about them!

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 PostPost subject: Re: PIFTS.EXE        Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 3:43 am 
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No conspiracy, read this: http://community.norton.com/norton/boar ... &jump=true

and this: http://www.freebase.org/

I don't agree with anyone saying Symantec's reputation has been damaged, they were practically attacked by cryptic non-English garbage from probably thousands of 4chan members. I can see why all of the posts regarding it were deleted at first.


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