don't underestimate the power of the force... or virus writers. someday, on some level, osx will fall to a virus.runninmac said:Man if this was ture i dont know if I would be pissed off or rolling on the floor laughing thinking that Mac OS X is so secure that there is a contest for someone to make a virus.
Yeah, probably right. A way to scare mac users, or try to, and make us buy anti-virus software. What was up with the symantec double prize? Now I smell a rat.Nermal said:It was never a real contest, he planned from the outset to cancel it, with the excuse that they'd come under pressure. It was more of a publicity stunt than anything else.
So, what the hell went wrong at DVForge to make this publicity stunt?DVForge, Inc. supports honesty and integrity by manufacturers in all public communication. And, we strongly discourage the use of exaggeration, innuendo, or loosely stated claims in an effort to increase sales of a company's products. We believe in accurate, fair marketing statements, and in allowing an accurately informed public to then make its own decisions about purchasing, or not purchasing, a company's products or services. We implore all Mac industry businesses to support these same values.
Hector said:i will give a prize to anyone that hacks my mac 184.108.40.206
i will paypal you $20 if you gain root access and leave a txt file at / with your email
This contest isn't the only recent activity that suggests there has, sadly, been NO 180. And his con-artist past (including jail time) isn't the end of his unethical business practices--there have been many examples since he started selling Mac stuff--under numerous different names. This is the guy that started a fake rumors site with fake rumors, just do draw people to see ads for his own products. It's the guy who posted a fake bad review of a competitor's product (iTrip) on a supposedly serious site of his own creation--apparently out of spite when Griffin opted not to partner with him (people from Griffin posted their side of things in the YourMacLife forums I recall). It's the guy who often hides the connections between his various ventures, businesses, web sites... and even online identities. (You'll often see several versions of Jack Campbell himself writing in to support the "real" one.) This is the guy who has made up details about the "plate holders" he was selling as laptop stands. (THAT sounds like lying to consumers.)narco said:Yeah, apparently it was a publicity stunt by Jack Campbell. I feel bad for the guy, every time his name is mentioned, someone mentions his con-artist past. From what I understand, he really did a 180. Oh well.
What is the proof on this?Nermal said:It was never a real contest, he planned from the outset to cancel it, with the excuse that they'd come under pressure. It was more of a publicity stunt than anything else.