16 May 2007
That's it, turn in your keyboard
Didier Stevens set up this little blurb in Google Adwords, just to prove a point, and the point seems to be that there are a lot of idiots out there: over four hundred people actually clicked on it. No, he didn't actually serve them any malware or anything, in the manner of a true drive-by download; he simply wanted to see if people would bite. (Oh, and 98 percent of the, um, victims were running Windows.)
Stevens paid a mere $23 for the ad campaign: around six cents a clickthrough. The amusement value is, of course, priceless.
(Via Fark.)Posted at 8:16 AM to PEBKAC