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Hits Keep On Coming For Both SSL & Its Abusers
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RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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2/27/2015 | 1:30:05 PM
Re: Overall Benefit to Superfish and PrivDog
@Sara Peters. Thanks for clarifying. Although now I'm appalled that this is a common practice within lenovo machines. The typical end user is most likely unaware and if I were them I would be thoroughly annoyed when I found out there is no way around having ads thrown in my face from all directions.

Utterly disappointing...
Sara Peters
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2/27/2015 | 11:22:16 AM
Re: Overall Benefit to Superfish and PrivDog
@RyanSepe  Well Superfish's claim is that it helps users by serving them ads/offers for things they already seem to want -- so if they're looking at blenders, they'll serve an ad for a houseware company or something. But its real benefit is to Lenovo, because Komodia pays them to preinstall Superfish.

PrivDog's claim is that it improves users' privacy when they're browsing, but I think that's BS. Hanno Bock explains it like this: "The webpage claims: 'PrivDog protects your privacy while browsing the web and more!' What PrivDog does technically is to detect ads it considers as bad and replace them with ads delivered by AdTrustMedia, the company behind PrivDog."
RyanSepe
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RyanSepe,
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2/27/2015 | 9:46:12 AM
Overall Benefit to Superfish and PrivDog
Other than installing a trusted cert, is there an overall benefit to Superfish and PrivDog? It seems like there are more inherent detriments with the technology than benefits.
Charlie Babcock
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2/26/2015 | 6:34:26 PM
Can't keep them out?
Dismaying that hackers seem to be able to do this at will.


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