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'Hacker Safe' site Hacked

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why would anyone put 'Hacker Safe' on the front page of their site? it's at the bottom of the home page of geeks.com

<a href="http://www.geeks.com/" target="_blank">http://www.geeks.com/</a>

they had to send out a letter explaining they were hacked and their customers' names, addresss, telephone numbers, email addresses, credit card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification numbers had been taken!!

http://jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com/2008/...-relax-its.html

here's a bit about what the 'hacker safe' logo means -

<a href="http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/corporate/m..._scanalert.html" target="_blank">http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/corporate/m..._scanalert.html</a>

have any of you used geeks.com?

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why would anyone put 'Hacker Safe' on the front page of their site? it's at the bottom of the home page of geeks.com

<a href="http://www.geeks.com/" target="_blank">http://www.geeks.com/</a>

they had to send out a letter explaining they were hacked and their customers' CC details etc had been taken!!

http://jeremiahgrossman.blogspot.com/2008/...-relax-its.html

here's a bit about what the 'hacker safe' logo means -

<a href="http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/corporate/m..._scanalert.html" target="_blank">http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/corporate/m..._scanalert.html</a>

have any of you used geeks.com?

This is unfortunately not uncommon for the "Hacker Safe" approval badge. There has been several sites that have had issues and each one ScanAlert has denied that it was done while the sites were certified. The qualifications for the badge are really the basics if you run any site, the SOP that is said to occur when they qualify a site is not a very detailed promise, and yet they rape people with the cost. Though I have to question what ScanAlert does about a system that is given the badge, then they do a version update? Does this badge carry through this update to 100% ensure that the site is hacker safe? I would find it hard to say they could ensure such protection and be prepared for all the updates that occur in the interwebs.

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Having a HackerSafe logo on your site is like saying that a car you're selling is death proof. The only assurance the HackerSafe logo gives me is that whoever uses it don't know anything about security.

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Having a HackerSafe logo on your site is like saying that a car you're selling is death proof. The only assurance the HackerSafe logo gives me is that whoever uses it don't know anything about security.

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Having a HackerSafe logo on your site is like saying that a car you're selling is death proof. The only assurance the HackerSafe logo gives me is that whoever uses it don't know anything about security.

I completely agree. That would motivate me more to hack the site, if of course I knew how to hack.

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Having a HackerSafe logo on your site is like saying that a car you're selling is death proof. The only assurance the HackerSafe logo gives me is that whoever uses it don't know anything about security.

they made a movie about that.

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