Top Russian spy ring technology screw-ups

Alleged Russian spies arrested last month in cities around the United States seemed to be lacking in spycraft and in urgent need of some IT expertise

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One of the suspects complained that his netbook would hang or freeze before completing application functions. "They must have been running [Windows] XP," says security consultant John Pironti. "That's all netbooks were running at that time, and who hasn't found running custom stuff on XP to be challenging?"

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