[unisog] Significant Rogue DNS Activity To (thanks to the "FreeVideo Player" Trojan)

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Nov 17 23:27:17 GMT 2006

On Fri, 17 Nov 2006 15:32:22 CST, Brian Eckman said:

(Thanks for a great analysis...)

> (Interestingly, I mention that the EULA appears somewhat
> professional-looking. Reading it, there are a few clues that this
> software is at least shady, if not overtly malicious. First off, the
> Licensor is never defined. It claims to be a legally binding agreement,
> but it never claims who you are bound to. They claim that you must abide
> by the intellectual property laws, but never say where the origin of the
> software is, or what nation's law it claims to be under. Based on this,
> along with other observations, while I am not a lawyer, I am doubtful as
> to whether or not the EULA is enforceable in the US.)

The devious part of my mind wonders if in fact, they never *intended* for
the EULA to be enforcable, but are merely doing some very clever social
engineering, by leveraging the meme "Legitimate software always has a EULA
you just click through".  If it didn't have a EULA, people might get a little
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