Warning- they are using Archive.org to pirate Pro edition

To the Zorin's team: on reddit they are spreading a way to download Pro iso with Archive org

I don't want to directly post the link of the thread for obvious reasons.

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Hello and welcome to the forum.

Thanks for this information.
I flag this posting to @zorink and @AZorin
I hope they will take a notice.

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Yeah, I find the link also on Reddit.

How someone can be that person ?

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Another point is how dare people using an OS that have been pirated. It could be implemented with all kind of malicious stuff.

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Yes, and what they dont understand , it is not paying for additional layouts or few more apps. It is just support, at least minimum what you can do if you are supporting this project.

That is exactly why I don't do torrenting. That service has been well known for years, for hosting files with virus's and spyware, and thats even before the ransomeware started!

It is not logical to take such risks in torrenting, or pirating, it simply doesn't pay. But what I'd like to know, is who the person is on Reddit who actually stole the software in the first place and is actively doing the pirating and distribution of it.

I am sure the Zorin dev's will get to the bottom of it, which is easier to do once you get law enforcement involved. And you asked what kind of person would do this? Oh well, you know, the typical low life human being who has nothing else to do but to hurt people.

So, this is what things have evolved to now, where the Zorin dev's now have to fight to keep their software safe. Who knows, this could involve a whole ordeal with copyright infringement as well before this whole ordeal is over.

Whatever the Zorin team needs to do, to make them stop, is what they will have to do. I agree, it aint right, and it needs to be stopped. I am sincerely hoping that they can get a handle on this situation and put a stop to it.

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I remember when computers magazine selling with cd long time ago or still do that with some software antyvirus and the best on this cd plate was a plenty malicious virus on this magazine to push a client to buying antyvirus what was on this cd plate. Marketing gived you miracles.

I think that what we call "match pump" in Japanese English.
Setting fire with a match then selling a water pump to extinguish it. A Classic.

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Very well said French Press. This is exactly what some supposed anti-virus programs were doing back in the day. They in themselves were actual virus's/spyware, which is why they slowed the computers down so much.

And back in those days, computers had very little memory, and it didn't take much to make a computer crash back then. Then they would say, see, if you want better protection, you have to pay for the paid tier of the software.

Thank you very much for letting us know about this.

We have now sent messages to both the moderator of the Reddit page as well as Archive org asking them to take down the infringing content.

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Thanks. We had reports of authorized downloads on a couple of other sites a few days ago and Zorin is dealing with those, too. You helped keep Zorin safe by reporting. As often as not, unauthorized downloads are full of malware and PUPs.

A clear example of an ID-10-T error. I've always worked in environments where using pirated/unauthorized software was a firing offense, so I'm kind of hard-nosed about pirating, but really -- how can people be so stupid as to think that downloading black-market or grey-market software isn't an unacceptable risk?

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Google Play games- Search any pay-for game on the net with the keyword "hack" or "Free" and you will see what drives people.

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Use Fdroid.... Its good for the mental health :smiley:

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IDK, maybe people downloading torrents are hoping for heard immunity? :roll_eyes:

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Nah, if you download torrent or virus on Linux , you are safe. Virus is only for windows :slight_smile: /s

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It isn't. And if a pirated copy of a linux distro was being used, it could cotnain linux viruses.

Linux is much safer and more secure than Windows, currently, but it is not totally virus free.

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How bad that kind of people, until now I have not bought Zorin 6 pro; I am hoping to get out of some financial affairs to help with the contributions @zorink y @AZorin :heart_eyes:

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I thought that ironically :slight_smile: That is how those people probably thinking.

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I recommend you to check Bleeping Computer and reasonably get paranoid - which is a healthy thing to have.

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You forgot to add
/s
at the end of your comment.

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