Would You Trust A Security Report That Was Trying To Sell Ads?

from the just-wondering dept

Yes, advertising is everywhere these days, and it's only going to get worse. The latest is that a security firm who is going to release a report on a well publicized security flaw is offering to sell advertising in that report. It's not really that surprising, but it may raise questions about how trustworthy the report is. The firm now has every incentive to make the analysis more sensational in an effort to drive more impressions.
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    discojohnson, 20 Jan 2006 @ 7:40pm

    No Subject Given

    let them sell ad space in the report. it just takes away from their credability. especially if they advert a program (e.g. norton av) to catch the issue in a particular heuristic mode--and it doesn't (but the norton said it would), then it's HexView that gets burned for doing it.

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    jarad, 21 Jan 2006 @ 4:00am

    Why not?

    Yes I could as long our personal files are not on the add..I mean we buy this stuff to protect our home or the other important things in life..What is between the costumers and the company is simply should be keep in private.

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    Anonymous Coward, 21 Jan 2006 @ 11:55am

    Ironic

    Pot Kettle...

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    Unky Munky, 21 Jan 2006 @ 5:01pm

    No Subject Given

    And who's calling the pot black?

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    Makii, 21 Jan 2006 @ 6:21pm

    Whatever

    Ads in antivirus i dont trust them so no i wouldnt.
    the lat antivirus progrom i used with ads showed itself to be a virus along with IE and yaoo toolbar.
    not files in thosedirectorys but the exe files themselves. oh, yeh, and that was on a system that i had just formated and reinstalled the OS.
    (thx Norton)

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      Daniel (profile), 21 Jan 2006 @ 11:27pm

      Re: Whatever

      Huh?

      And on topic, I can't really blame them for putting in advertising, its more the hyping up that annoys me, these "security firms" like to make their own news, just like some popular UK Newspaper journalists sneaking a box marked "bomb" into Parliament ... when companies/newpapers start making their own breaking-super-important-life-altering-news you know its not with the time to read.

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    trilane, 22 Jan 2006 @ 3:19am

    Re:

    I wouldn't trust it

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    Samantha, 22 Jan 2006 @ 9:51am

    Of course I would

    Advertising is one way to make money. That's why there's an ad right below your article asking if you trust someone selling ads.

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    cory, 22 Jan 2006 @ 8:36pm

    Security advertising

    Well the issue with the security company trying to sell ad is not to far fetched, its the way to go these days and everyone is able to do this...So it does not surprise me ... Oh by the way valentines is coming up dont I know we all wanna splurge!? but dont forget to search for good deals try cheapvalentineroses.com under flowers

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