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It doesn’t take much to get people to download and run software

June 20th 2014 in Uncategorized

Want proof? Check this report out http://threatpost.com/research-project-pays-people-to-download-run-executables/106773

To summarise… “To most participants, the value extracted from the software (access to
free music or screen savers) trumped the potentially dangerous security
compromises and privacy invasions they had facilitated,”

How disappointing 🙁 


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Yep, there has been a report issued by the United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: http://www.scribd.com/doc/224136762/Online-Advertising-Hidden-Hazards-to-Consumer-Security-Date-Privacy Cite: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/05/14/Senate-report-exposes-dangers-of-online-malvertising/1391400080081

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