The website is not unsafe. The malware is not malicious, it has no code in it. If it were malicious, there would be a proof of infection and a fix,” the post said.
“Any malware that is hosted by a site can be a threat. It is an indication we’ve taken the necessary security precautions.”
But then the post did not explain what sort of security precautions were taken. And the security firm that checked the code did not comment on whether it found anything inappropriate.
“This would have had no bearing on a site like this as malicious software is found all over the world today,” said Mr Heimann. “If it was hosted by a site, and was in fact an internal server or a private server we could have had quite a high-powered attack on our internal network.
As many as 80 per cent of web traffic goes to unauthorised websites, according to the World Wide Web Foundation, and as people use social networks to share links, they are much better protected from infection.
When Mr Heimann first spoke to the Sun he said the site was working but that it would now be closed.
“It’s definitely not safe,” he said. “The site looked fine and was up to date to give security consultants a start.”
He said he hoped he had put the right people at the “right site” to get the site shut down.
“It’s a very hard situation, this is really affecting people,” he said.
The next-generation Oculus Rift virtual reality headset is finally here, but many customers are not ready to buy it and have delayed its launch for up to a year.
The Oculus Rift will be on store shelves as early as next week, following a $500,000 Kickstarter campaign that raised $2.4 million. As of this report, the headset is still $799.
“We have not yet launched or announced Oculus Touch,” Palmer Luckey, founder and CEO of Oculus, told the publication in a statement on Thursday. “We are going to start having people try these out and get as many feedback as possible before we make that decision.”
At launch, the Oculus Rift is available for pre-order and will ship Oct. 10, 2014.
Oculus, the first company to launch a virtual reality head-mounted display on Kickstarter in 2012, had planned the Rift for release this year. By March, the developer kits (DK1s) had shipped
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