When will individuals pay for security?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ronjor, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

    Jul 21, 2003
  2. xxJackxx

    xxJackxx Registered Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Oooh, a blame the customer article because people are too cheap to pay extra money to avoid getting the malware preinstalled that they did not know they were getting. It is not the fault of consumers if Lenovo does not know how to profitably market what they sell. How many extra pennies per machine do they get for selling us out? Raise the price a buck and be done with it.
  3. Mayahana

    Mayahana Banned

    Sep 13, 2014
    Consumers will start to take security seriously, its part of the evolution. I've installed ASUS w/Trend routers in the homes of several big executives. People want this stuff, they know with a 'connected' home they need to spend money on security or pay the price.

    In this case, it's clearly the manufacturers fault. We use all Lenovo's here at work, and the first thing we do when they arrive? We remove ALL preinstalled applications/services, and set the machines on a clean footing. I wouldn't even think about not wiping a Lenovo knowing they are a Chinese firm. I do not trust anything from that 'region' with security, in fact I block that entire region from connecting to/from my network. Nevertheless, you can't blame the consumer that Lenovo sold them out.
  4. Gullible Jones

    Gullible Jones Registered Member

    May 16, 2013
    Wrong question. The correct one is, "Why should paying customers have to pay extra for decent security?"
  5. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

    Jun 14, 2010
    1. First of all, we are not talking about free here. It is not a freemium model in which money is derived from in-app purchases or advertising.

    When a customer purchase a product, therein lies your revenue from which you derive your profit.
    The money has been given so why is there a need to make extra change by adding in questionable stuffs?
    I have paid my fair share so give me what I am entitled to. If you don't think it's fair price, charge a higher price.

    2. Do I have to pay in order to be secure from a threat that is non-existent in the 1st place, a threat that is introduced because someone decided it was good way to earn extra $$$? That's ~ Snipped as per TOS ~.

    3. Talking about making payment, a transaction occurs when 2 parties agree that a product/service is worth paying for. It is a voluntary act in which the customer decides if he/she wants/needs the service. You can't force customers to take out money from their wallets.

    4. I don't believe in security as a commodity. For those who do, they will pay for it. Once again, I have the right to choose whether I want to pay or not.

    The answer to "when will individuals pay for security?" is this:

    They will when corporations stop acting stupid.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 23, 2015
  6. noone_particular

    noone_particular Registered Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Paying for protection. We all know the source of that business model.