IOBit Steals Malwarebytes' Intellectual Property

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jpvip
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IOBit Steals Malwarebytes' Intellectual Property

Post by jpvip » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:36 pm

Quoted from RubbeR DuckY:

Malwarebytes has recently uncovered evidence that a company called IOBit based in China is stealing and incorporating our proprietary database and intellectual property into their software. We know this will sound hard to believe, because it was hard for us to believe at first too. But after an indepth investigation, we became convinced it was true.

Malwarebytes intends to pursue legal action against IOBit. We demand IOBit immediately remove all traces of Malwarebytes' proprietary research and database from their software. We also demand IOBit be delisted from Download.com due to Terms of Service violations. This is criminal: it is theft, it is fraud, and we will not stand for it.

What can you do to help? If you feel the same way we do about this theft, we encourage you to send an email to hosting services such as Download.com and Majorgeeks.com requesting that all IOBit software be removed.

Original Advisory and source for above information: http://www.malwarebytes.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=29681

Other: http://malwarebytes.besttechie.net/2009/11/02/iobit-steals-malwarebytes-intellectual-property/

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Warxas
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Rated

Post by Warxas » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:52 pm

Red and commented...
I am very shocked actually! Uninstalling smart defrag. (Which I never used anyway)
BTW I'd suggest you remove you good comment. :)

ipl_001
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unacceptable

Post by ipl_001 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:04 pm

This is not acceptable!!

With such theft, there's nothing possible left on the Internet!! It would be a jungle!!

I support Malwarebytes.

jpvip
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oops...

Post by jpvip » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:19 pm

I have not got to it, yet. On my way over there. I am only going to agree to the Ethical Comments.

~DragonMaster Jay, malware researcher,
Admin, helpmyos.com

SpiderLover
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Wow...

Post by SpiderLover » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:24 pm

I'm very shocked...
Why would they do such a thing?

Guest

That doesn't speak well for IOBIT

Post by Guest » Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:35 pm

That kind of practice isn't acceptable especially in a security environment..

c۞g
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more ...

Post by c۞g » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:15 am

208.101.36.35
LISTED IN BLACKLIST!
bl.spamcannibal.org
no-more-funn.moensted.dk

Spam
208.101.36.35
208.101.36.35-static.reverse.softlayer.com
host06.iobitlive.com
ns5.iobitlive.com

iobit.com

the rest...
iobit.com immediate DNS:

I prefer Scam since they are using Malwarebytes technology and passing it off as their own; Ethical issues works too.
174.37.22.185
iobit.com
ns6.iobitlive.com
download.iobit.com
mail.iobit.com
vps3.iobit.com


Interestingly, iobit.com has contact info in [url=http://whois.domaintools.com/iobit.com t=_self]whois[/url], but iobitlive.com is [url=http://whois.domaintools.com/iobitlive.com t=_self]privacy protected[/url]

iobit.net informs you to go to iobit.com, then auto-redirects, it shares a-records with the IP 174.37.22.172 and with evonsoft.com, a RegNow affiliate

174.37.22.172
174.37.22.172-static.reverse.softlayer.com
iobit.net
evonsoft.com
mail.evonsoft.com


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Deriken
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Is it a joke

Post by Deriken » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:28 am

It is not the first time for malwarebytes to do such thing to defame other competitor's fame.

Warxas
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Uhh

Post by Warxas » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:29 am

I highly doubt it's a "joke". If they have done this in the past, then cite some sources.

jpvip
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ha

Post by jpvip » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:10 am

Deriken, 0 ratings 1 post.

Malwarebytes does not have a reason to want to defame such an underrated security company. IOBit is not very popular overall, and has unusual business practices. The President of Malwarebytes has made it clear, that a thorough investigation was done before IOBit was blamed.

~DragonMaster Jay, malware researcher,
Admin, helpmyos.com

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