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NeoAudio: CDex-Rip with adware on board

NeoAudio: CDex-Rip with adware on board

The author of the CDex tool for extracting audio data from CDs had to endure something that can hardly be surpassed in audacity. The code was stolen, expanded to include adware and spyware, and offered for download under a different name.

Da CDex under the General Public License (GPL) stands, everyone has access to the source code, which the 'programmers' of NeoAudio have made use of. Only a few logos and lettering, including of course the name of the tool, were replaced and then the program code was enriched with adware to fill one's wallet. And as if that weren't enough of the outrage, spyware has also been integrated. The CDex programmer has meanwhile informed Richard M. Stallman, the creator of the GPL and GNU organization, about the incident, but otherwise can do nothing except try to get the matter out. At least on the most famous download site, Download.com , the users reacted promptly and unanimously submitted negative reviews about NeoAudio.