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Re^2: brightcloud.com - for those who like a touch of venom with their snake oil

by syphilis (Canon)
on Aug 14, 2013 at 07:26 UTC ( #1049392=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: brightcloud.com - for those who like a touch of venom with their snake oil
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Thanks for the interesting responses, guys.

I wasn't really contemplating taking legal action. I thought that perhaps there might be some consumer watchdog organisation somewhere that might be able to pull them into line a bit - but, as I think more about it, such a watchdog would probably be toothless, anyway.

I thought they might have at least said "sorry", and maybe even made out that they were working hard at eliminating such slip ups.
But, as was pointed out, brightcloud.com (or webroot) really have nothing for which to apologise. It's all the fault of that damned "Automated Classifier" - that's who *should* be apologising.

Cheers,
Rob


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Re^3: brightcloud.com - for those who like a touch of venom with their snake oil
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 14, 2013 at 07:40 UTC

    But, as was pointed out, brightcloud.com (or webroot) really have nothing for which to apologise. It's all the fault of that damned "Automated Classifier" - that's who *should* be apologising.

    FWIW, I imagine they're just running a signature based virusscanner, and those throw up false positives all the time (they're just scanning for byte strings)

    But they should be running 30 virus/malware/scanners, if 10 or 20 flag the file, then it might be bad :) I don't think I've seen the same file flagged by more than 2 stay flagged for very long

Re^3: brightcloud.com - for those who like a touch of venom with their snake oil
by Argel (Prior) on Aug 29, 2013 at 23:02 UTC
    I wonder if from a legal standpoint apologizing might be tantamount to admitting fault.

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      I wonder if from a legal standpoint apologizing might be tantamount to admitting fault

      That shouldn't be the case - but one can never be too sure about anything when the legal profession gets involved. I often find myself saying "sorry" - more as an appeasement, rather than an admission of guilt.
      (Maybe I should stop doing that before someone sues me ;-)

      In this particular instance, I think the driving force is either apathy or arrogance (perhaps both) - they simply couldn't care less.

      Cheers,
      Rob

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