Much has been written about how the Io T is wildly insecure.In fact, the software used to attack Krebs was simple and amateurish.The tactics are decades old; DDo S attacks are perpetrated by lone hackers trying to be annoying, criminals trying to extort money, and governments testing their tactics. If the attackers can cobble together a fire hose of data bigger than the defender's capability to cope with, they win.There are defenses, and there are companies that offer DDo S mitigation services for hire. If the defenders can increase their capability in the face of attack, they win.Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.But in terms of overall satisfaction, our survey found that free dating sites actually score a touch better than paid ones, probably because they're a better value.Our computers and smartphones are as secure as they are because there are teams of security engineers working on the problem.Companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google spend a lot of time testing their code before it's released, and quickly patch vulnerabilities when they're discovered.
“I’ve always assumed that putting anything behind a pay wall makes it more attractive and weeds out the casual users and trolls,” agrees Joseph Lynn, a Chicago man who used e Harmony and Match as well as a few free sites.
Although our survey found that no dating site or app sweeps online daters off their feet in the satisfaction department, Ok Cupid is rated highest overall by respondents, and Grindr, a free app for gay men, is also near the top.
Some experts argue that paid sites attract more serious users.
“If sending messages had a price or you could send only a fixed number per day, people you contact online would know you had to give up something to do so, which would incentivize better behavior,” he says.
Perhaps beyond just charging for messages, sites could adjust the price according to how high quality someone's engagement seems to be.