Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Do You Compete with Dumbasses? A Simple Test for Security Vendors! :-)

Here is a fun test for my fellow security vendors. Using this test you can reliably determine if your competition is a bunch of loser dumbasses, who will soon fail and thus leave the market for you to own.

So, here comes "The Test":

  1. Launch your web browser while sitting in the office at your headquarters
  2. Type your competitor's URL in the address field and press 'Enter!'
  3. Observe the result
What might you see, you'd ask? Well... the question is not as simple as you think. The choices are:
  1. An appropriate website (duh!)
  2. An old version of their website announcing version 1.1 of their product back in 1998
  3. An unrelated website (possibly p0rn :-))
  4. Nothing, the connection fails or times out
Not try the same from home - you are most likely to see the actual website (same as #1 above).

If, while doing it from the office, you see anything from the range of #2-#4, congratulations: you compete with dumbasses!

He-he :-)

Dr Anton Chuvakin