• Spotify Malware Alert

    Spotify has taken down it's third-party advertising network following reports that malware was being downloaded by rogue adverts since Thursday.

    According to Netcraft, users of the ad-supported free client were vulnerable to the attack which included Java-based drive-by downloads of malicious software on to user's computers.

    Those who have used the free version of Spotify in the past few days should run virus scans. Schools who allow access to Spotify may want to check their computer labs for signs of infection.
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    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      How annoying! Glad I didn't let them have Spotify on teacher machines in some rooms now and its just me with it on my PC in the office.
    1. AngryTechnician's Avatar
      AngryTechnician -
      Spotify cannot be legally installed in schools. (Source)

      Can I use Spotify to play music in my bar, restaurant, store, school etc?

      No, the Terms & Conditions that you agree to when registering for Spotify states that Spotify is for personal, non-commercial use.
    1. CAM's Avatar
      CAM -
      Very good point, schools shouldn't be using this in the first place. I mentioned scanning labs though as some schools are still letting it through without knowing they shouldn't be using it (or even forced to by management). And it's a heads up for the site's users if they use it at home.
    1. powdarrmonkey's Avatar
      powdarrmonkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by AngryTechnician View Post
      Spotify cannot be legally installed in schools. (Source)
      For general use in classrooms, yes. I assert that it is permissible for bored technicians' personal pleasure, provided nobody else can hear it (e.g. with headphones).
    1. john's Avatar
      john -
      Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
      Very good point, schools shouldn't be using this in the first place. I mentioned scanning labs though as some schools are still letting it through without knowing they shouldn't be using it (or even forced to by management). And it's a heads up for the site's users if they use it at home.
      The key phrase is in bold
    1. cynthia's Avatar
      cynthia -
      it is annoying with such stuffs i have it in my pc, need to run a complete scan ???????
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