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Microsoft gives free Windows Phones to Android malware victims
Microsoft gives free Windows Phones to Android malware victims; iPhone users unaffected
Friday, December 16, 2011 · 4:51 pm · 20 Comments
“Want a free Windows Phone? Well, it turns out that you may be able to get one for free – all you need to do is tell Microsoft about the malware problems you’ve had with Android smartphones,” Graham Cluley blogs for Spohos.
“Ben Rudolph, Microsoft’s Windows Phone ‘evangelist,’ is the brainbox behind the scheme which has adopted the hashtag ‘#droidrage’ on Twitter,” Cluley writes. “Linking followers to current news articles about Android malware, Rudolph says he will give an ‘upgrade’ to a Windows Phone to the ’5 best (worst?)’ stories about being hit by Android malware.”
“I guess it must be kind of thrilling for Microsoft – which has endorsed the “#droidrage’ campaign – to find the malware boot on the other foot for once,” Cluley writes. “Microsoft would be wise not to look too smug at the current focus on Android malware issue though – and using the issue as a promotion for Windows Phone 7 may be shortsighted. Let’s not forget, people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
Read more in the full article .
MacDailyNews Take: When even Microsoft is proclaiming to be more secure than you, you’ve got a security problem.
Android. “Open” in all the wrong ways.
You know what’s really funny is a lot of these Android settlers are Windows Sufferers, too. You know, the anti-Apple types who nevertheless strive to use the nearest Apple approximation they can find. Now these Apple haters being attacked by their pretend Mac OS vendor over their use of devices loaded with a pretend iPhone OS. What to do, what to do? If you could bake a cake made from the irony here, it’d be multi-layered and very, very sweet.
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