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Nice publicity for Spyware Sucks

January 24th 2008 in Uncategorized

Spyware Sucks was linked to by the MCPM (Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine and the “Redmond Security Watch” email newsletter:


http://mcpmag.com/columns/columnist.asp?columnistsid=16


“ESPN Sports Bad Code
ESPN’s Soccernet site
hosted a malicious advertisement that, ultimately, led to PerformanceOptimizer.com, which in turn displayed numerous popups alleging problems with the victim’s system and offering a solution.


Yep — ad networks strike again! It simply amazes me how willing sites are to allow someone else to decide what its customers are going to see when they come to a site. That’s precisely what you’re doing if you subscribe to an ad network. Revenue is a necessary component to any successful Web site, but there needs to be some additional steps taken to ensure your customers’ experiences on your own site are good ones.”


Cool!



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