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#1   WrinkledCheese

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 14:31

Has anyone seen the ad Volusion has on google that seems to say osCOmmerce has malware?

I have the full screenshot, but googling oscommerce brought up this ad at the top of the results.

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#2   DunWeb


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 14:33


They have been advertising it like that for quite some time now but they are referring to the older 2.2 RC2a version. v2.3.1 has no known vulnerabilities.

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#3   WrinkledCheese

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 15:19

I only just noticed it today.

How is it legal to use this sort of FUD 2 years after 2.3.1 has been released?

#4   14steve14

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 15:58

Did you click on the link and go to the website to the comparison between oscommerce and volusion. That is so funny. It looks as if oscommerce cant do anything.



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#5   MrPhil

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 16:26

It's libelous, but the owners of osC would have to be the ones to file suit. That is, unless the detailed content actually says that any visitor to an osC store automatically faces deadly malware, in which case any osC storeowner could bring suit (because their customers are being frightened off). Is it worth the bother? Could osC launch a similar advertising campaign, targeting Volusion, and get away with it on grounds that "turnabout is fair play"?

N.B.: I am not an attorney. I only play one on TV.

#6   WrinkledCheese

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 18:25

Trust me, the people who pay the cheques to the people who know better will be scared off base don the title of the add when they google oscommerce when someone says it's a viable option.

#7   MrPhil

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 20:39

Oh goody, an even larger pool of litigants against Volusion! They're depriving you of your livelihood, if any significant part of your income comes from osC work.

Seriously, I think those in charge of osC would be seriously remiss if their attorney/solicitor didn't send a strongly worded cease and desist order to Volusion.

#8   nottheusual1

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Posted 01 June 2012 - 19:29

I click on the ad as much as I can, especially after getting rid of my Google conversion cookies. They should pay for my patronage!
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