People Will Click On Anything

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by ronjor, May 17, 2007.

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    OMG!
    Ronjor, how do you get these articles?! :D

    As a side note, maybe the ones that clicked were really interested on what was that about. I mean, people who were covered, and were curious if things were already that bad.
    "409 times" could add up the AV industry and researchers. :)
    Emailing each other "look at this!"
     
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    I am surprised so few clicked the link. Only 409 out of 259,723 o_O That is not many imo.
    Either there are a lot of people with adblockers out there or ads just dont work :D
    Or... maybe people just aren't as stupid as one like to think?

    I agree with Pedro, it is more likely people interested in security clicked that link rather than uneducated ones.
    I sure would´ve clicked it - if I knew it existed.
     
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    I wonder. There was a post I saw recently about an experiment in London, were people were sucked into an interview for a piece of chocolate. A signicant number readily gave up their passwords at work.

    Given the number of similiar experiments all yielding the same result, and since the ad was on google, were many see it, I would strongly suspect dumbness more then curiosity about there security. I fear "social engineering" is alive and well.
     
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    I believe they clicked because it said to do it. Like the title says, some people will click on anything:eek:
     
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    Maybe it is so, but if only 409 out of 200k+ people "who click on anything" clicked it, then there is far less fools than I thought :)
     
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