Yahoo Joined With Dubious Website
The collaboration amongst Yahoo & dubious site called Oemji.com is intensifying anxiety. Yahoo depicts Oemji.com as a unit of its campaign; however, several security agencies have charged it to spread software that is capable of deceiving & bothering users. Yahoo, nevertheless, still promotes Oemji.com, which isn't popular with other admen & Internet specialists.
Yahoo collaborated with Oemtec in April 2004 and signed a deal with Oemtec, which would get Yahoo ads. As per the deal, Oemtec will get 55 % of income from clicks on ads circulated by Yahoo to Oemji. As the advertisers pay sums from few centimes to above $ 20 for each click to Yahoo, income for Oemtec could be several thousand dollars via Yahoo ads.
" In the previous year, Yahoo levied the cyber fiscal data supplier an anticipated $10,300 for 2,690 clicks from guests to Oemji. Ninety percent of the hits issued from places like Mongolia, Honduras and Vietnam, where MostChoice.com doesn't advertise. Just eight clicks, below 0.3%, developed into sales, as against 30% or beyond from clicks on advertisements on Yahoo's own site," stated Martin Fleischmann MostChoice.com's CEO, accusing Oemtec for click-crimes, incurring financial losses to his company.
Sunbelt has ranked Oemji bar as 'captor program', which implies that it can change search engines without user's consent and can also transfer various programs from Oemtec without the consent of user. Symantec has also warned against SpySpotter software of Oemtec. The software asserts to disinfect machines from unsafe spyware but itself is a security hazard since it fixes with user consent & shows exaggerated threats about spyware enticing users to purchase the package. "SpySpotter, for years had an awful record of breaking into or getting sneakily fixed on users PCs," stated Sunbelt Software's Eric L. Howes.
"However, Oemtec describes the damaging evaluations of its wares as 'blatantly and evidently untrue'. Oemji Bar is like toolbars circulated by key cyber firms, and SpySpotter "is a lawful and effectual anti-spyware program," stated company attorney Craig Marcus in a missive to BusinessWeek.
"Each Oemji- produced click to MostChoice.com, and any other Internet site, was legal and authentic and will remain as such," he appended challenging the charges.
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» SPAMfighter News - 05-10-2006
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