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When we found out about Anymous-OS, we had our suspicions that it might not actually be from everyone’s hacktivist group.
The worse-than-usual English was one warning sign. The warning directing users not to attack any websites was another. A warning from The Hacker News that “the OS “is not developed by any Genuine Source, can be backdoored OS by any Law enforcement Company or Hacker” didn’t help either.
Now one of Anonymous’ official Twitter accounts has rubbished the legitimacy of the OS, adding that it was “wrapped in Trojans”.
The Anon OS is fake it is wrapped in trojans. RT
— AnonOps (@anonops) March 15, 2012
Since going live, the OS has reportedly been downloaded over 21 000 times.
Anonymous-OS was reportedly created under Ubuntu 11.10 and uses Mate Desktop. It also features DuckDuckGo as its default search engine
The Tumblr blog associated with the OS claimed that it was created “for educational purposes, to checking the security of web pages”.
If you were happy you didn’t download the OS when it first came out, you should be ecstatic now that you know it ‘s a Trojan-infested pretender.
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