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Originally posted by zsrgt
reply to post by Zepherian
My problem with your post, well one of many, is that you are saying until you have proof it isn't a conspiracy you can assume it is. Erm... it doesn't quite work like that does it...
The burden of proof should be on the accuser, rather than the defender to prove a negative. That's like me saying there is an invisible china teapot floating around Mars. We can take it as true until you can prove 100% that there isn't.
I tend to look at it if it is between conspiracy and incompetency, I'll err on the side of incompetency.
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There has been activity in the Norton User Forum related to PIFTS.exe which has generated additional concern and media speculation. At approximately 10:30pmET Monday March 9, Symantec detected that our User Forum boards were being abused by an individual or individuals. One individual created a new user account and posted about the name of the patch executable, PIFTS.exe. Within minutes, several dozen user accounts were created commenting on the initial thread, and/or creating new threads on the topic. Over the next few hours, over 200 user accounts were created. Within the first hour there were 600 new posts on this subject alone.
Like other quislings and collaborators of the past, McAfee, largest anti-virus software producer in the world, sniveled up to the federal police and simpered that they would take steps to ensure their software didn't alert you that you had been infected by the FBI
No, what I said is that untill a definitive account is on the table the conspiracy theory is valid. I'm not saying the the conspiracy is real, it is mearly a framework for investigation.
In short, there is a difference between speculating and knowing. I speculate that the conspiracy is the reality, but I don't know it is at this point. Untill a more solid explanation is on the table my speculation is valid. An opinion is not an account.