Asus Yo dawg we hear a million of you got pwned by a software update So we got you an update for the update

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Asus has released an update for its software update utility to rid about a million of its notebooks of a spyware laden software update pushed to victims by its software update system. of the live update software and implemented an enhanced end end encryption mechanism. Symantec also confirmed its antivirus tools had detected the backdoored Live Update on its customers systems. This attack leveraged a very broad platform but then strategically targeted a small set of those initially compromised for further attack. The rather uncreatively named illusory truth effect describes the way people are more likely to believe something is true after hearing it said many times. We have a tendency to select for cognitive ease which is why confirmation bias is a thing; believing ideas which dont cause cognitive strain or dissonance gives us more cognitive ease than doing otherwise. If you want to understand how the mass media duped millions into believing the Kremlin had infiltrated the highest levels of the US government the phenomenon which causes people to mistake repeated assertions for truth. This is because the illusory truth effect largely bypasses the intellect because of the way we all reflexively select for cognitive ease. The rather uncreatively named illusory truth effect describes the way people are more likely to believe something is true after hearing it said many times. We have a tendency to select for cognitive ease which is why confirmation bias is a thing; believing ideas which dont cause cognitive strain or dissonance gives us more cognitive ease than doing otherwise

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