McAfee sued over pop-ups

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Longboard, Apr 18, 2010.

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  1. Longboard

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    by the sounds of it no though went into usability testing and how a page would appear to the customer but in any case there is one sure winner, lawyers ;)
     
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    McAfee did not respond to a request for comment.


    I wonder....
     
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    If this went down exactly as said, well, shame on them. Security vendors know better than that. It's one thing to deal with third-parties, I know that's just business. But the very least that can be done is check them out and give them can do and cannot do guidelines for what can and can't happen on McAfee's own website. The hell they aren't responsible for reimbursement, McAfee needs to pay the bill of everyone that got duped into it. However, there is still the issue of people not reading crap they click on. I don't know what the deal is when you are so in a hurry/lazy that you can't read the contents of a single pop-up and think "Hey, this doesn't sound like anything I agreed to".

    Some companies don't care and/or don't learn their lesson until their wallets are a little thinner. Perhaps a little trimming is just what they need.
     
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    Good for them (the people suing). I've run across similar pages and almost fell for similar "scams", big bold "Click Here" with a tiny little "no thanks" near the bottom. It's a shady practice.
     
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    What of bunch of malarkey. This sort of thing is becoming the norm of doing business on the internet it seems. When I buy a product I don't want to be offered something else "related". I want the product I am ordering, it is that simple. The companies always present there side as if it is a convenience, well it is not a convenience, it's darn right annoying.
     
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    While I agree that people need to read before they click, I also see this as a matter of trust for the average user, who understandably think they can trust a security company.
    Those of us that are at this forum all the time are more cautious that the average user.
    I think McAfee should have to pay the affected users and be fined for misleading the public.
    Obviously the case against McAfee first has to be proven.
    Hugger
     
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