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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Abstract, May 24, 2007.
What the hell? I'd hate to be in IT or any tech support.
How many of the people who clicked were on Windows is an important question...
It would make an appropriate psychology experiment, but wtf was he trying to do?
wow, it clearly stated that you'd get a virus, yet people still clicked on it.
guess the old saying "there's a sucker born every minute" still holds true?
I'm thinking most of them were mac users and knew the non risks.
I would click on it. I know I can't get a virus anyway, so I'd be curius as to what it was. Obviously one would doubt that it would really be possible to click on a google ad and get a virus. It would be like Google saying "Sue me".
People are remarkably stupid about this kind of stuff.
I had a teacher in high school get very angry after I tried to explain that the email from Microsoft for a software beta was a scam. She said that I was just jealous I didn't get the free $200. Some people deserve what they get.
Doubtful- It was probably people curious to find out what the ad was all about. You'd have to be pretty stupid to do it, but it's kind of like putting up a sign that says "Do Not Touch the Glass"- it makes you want to reach out... and... touch... the... glass...
My friends want to me to put a virus on my flash drive and put it on the school Windows computers. I wouldn't though...
Back when I was about... uh... 10, had a PC and didn't have any important data on my computer, I purposefully searched for sites that would offer viruses for download. I did it for the challenge of having to clear the system afterwards.
I must have been very, very bored that day. But to some people who are bored and have nothing to lose... this isn't really such a bad thing.
The clickers could be people on others' PCs...
Couldn't some of those be bogus, as in click fraud?
It's not so bad.
When you read stuff like this, you sit back, smile, and think "Job security!"
And then save it as virus.bat, then run it. Have fun!
I would hope that this was the case.....
...but probably not.
Many such experiments have been conducted.
One I remember reading about: someone advertised werewolf pups for sale, and received a tremendous response. What it shows is that, as the wise say, mankind is asleep.
How else does one explain NASCAR, Microsoft, and thousands of nuclear weapons in the hands of the Bush regime?
I think I may have actually seen this and clicked on it knowing I couldn't get a virus. Thats the beauty of a mac, I can go on as many sketchy websites as I want.
Who wouldn't want a werewolf pup?
does this prove a point? that people are dumb or that they don't read what pops up on the computer? why would click on anything that you don't know what it does? in the big picture, 406 people does seem like that much to me.