SLUG Mailing List Archives
[SLUG] Re: XecureBrowser - looks like snake oil to me.
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: [SLUG] Re: XecureBrowser - looks like snake oil to me.
- From: Daniel Pittman <daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 11:38:17 +1100
- Reply-to: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.2 (darwin)
"Voytek Eymont" <lists@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> On Thu, November 11, 2010 11:05 am, Daniel Pittman wrote:
>> I know that one of my huge security concerns, which a secure web browser
>> could help with, is that I might be subject to hypnosis or ATM card fraud!
>> Those damn hackers and their hypnotic virus powers!
>> So, MRP: this looks convincingly like something that is at best
>> snake-oil, and at worst outright fraud. Care to respond?
> Daniel, did you the story of of US where an older (and apparently very
> wealthy) PC owner paid USD6m over 6 years ?
It almost sounds like you are trying to disagree with me here, which seems
strange, given that the issue in the article was that it turns out people with
low levels of technical experience are vulnerable to social manipulation.
I can't quite tell if you are disagreeing or not, though, which is strange. :)
If you were my question would be how, even if it worked as claimed,
XecureBrowser would actually have done *anything* to help a man who went to a
local computer shop in person, got defrauded there, and then continued to be
defrauded by making physical contact where he handed over physical cash to
✣ Daniel Pittman ✉ daniel@xxxxxxxxxxxx ☎ +61 401 155 707
♽ made with 100 percent post-consumer electrons