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Discussion in 'NOD32 version 2 Forum' started by Zhaowei Jia, Jun 21, 2006.

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  1. Zhaowei Jia

    Zhaowei Jia Guest

    Dear moderators from ESET,

    is there a way to get little presents for adding signatures to the database? I often send undetectable trojans and viruses to the database for analysing...Like for every 100 undetectable virus I or someone else gets a present...is it possible?


    of course i'll keep on adding, this is just a small question btw :D
     
  2. webyourbusiness

    webyourbusiness Registered Member

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    I'm not sure that when you send something via threatsense submission that personally identifiable information is sent along with the sample - but that's a reasonable idea - perhaps an Eset representative could comment.
     
  3. Zhaowei Jia

    Zhaowei Jia Guest

    so any comments on this? :p
     
  4. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    well, did you send them via e-mail? ...otherwise you won't get a piece of cake. :D :D
     
  5. Zhaowei Jia

    Zhaowei Jia Guest

    hmm...i prefer apple pies, but whatever, I'll try to contact them:rolleyes:
     
  6. Marcos

    Marcos Eset Staff Account

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    We do not provide any gratuity for samples submitted.
     
  7. Firecat

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    If every AV vendor did this, imagine the amount of gifts (and the cost of the same) they'd have to send out every day...:eek:
     
  8. pykko

    pykko Registered Member

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    well, there are many sending perhaps 2-3...10 samples but those sending more than 1-200 samples should be gratuited in a way or another....at least free licenses, no? :D :D
     
  9. rothko

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    rewarding people for submitting samples could get dangerous though, it may encourage people to go off to dangerous sites in search of malware.
     
  10. agoretsky

    agoretsky Eset Staff Account

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    Hello,

    The problem with providing any sort of gratuity in exchange for a malware sample submission for a security vendor is that as soon as they do that, they are technically renumerating (paying) someone for giving them malicious software, which opens a whole host of ethical issues.

    At a previous employer (an anti-virus vendor) we had a policy of providing anyone who submitted a new, undetected sample of a virus to us with an updated version of our software to detect it and an evaluation license for their computers, but even that is really no longer required since anti-virus companies provide updates several times a day (or, at least, ESET does) as opposed to weekly (or even monthly) updates.

    I think that is about the limit of what an anti-virus vendor could responsibly (and ethically) provide to someone who submitted an unknown sample. These days, though, I think one is likely enough to get very quick turn-around so that is less of an issue.

    Regards,

    Aryeh Goretsky
     
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