I need someone to explain this to me.

Free issue of hackin9

hackin9

Until midnight tonight, you can download a free copy of the 1/2008 issue of security magazine hackin9. It’s 84pages, 10.5MB, and requires you to provide an email address they don’t verify.

[via TaoSecurity]

Comments

  1. Anon says:

    This is what services like dodgit.com and mailinator.com are made for.

  2. foobar says:

    @Anon
    Mailinator and Dodgit aren’t required. Just enter any valid-looking e-mail. It won’t be checked.

    foo@bar.com worked like a charm.

  3. Endorphin says:

    i agree

  4. mike says:

    free……..my favorite price tag.

  5. Stu says:

    I smell a rat!
    Think about it – what better way to take advantage of a vulnerability in a piece of software than offer people freebie downloads for it!?
    I reckon they’ve built that PDF in such a way that it buffer-overflows Adobe Reader and compromises your system (even if there’s no ‘payload’).
    It gets even more suspect, because a hacking related mag, there for general security research, makes it a freebie download and don’t even check email addys properly!
    I used ‘a@b.com’ to get it, haven’t opened it (yet).
    Then again it could just be olde fashioned paranoia, either way, it makes for a possible lawsuit against them if they’ve done something stupid like that.

  6. IceBrain says:

    Don’t know if you’re joking, but it’s called publicity.

  7. drew says:

    i was thinking the same thing until i used my brain for a second and realized its just publicity (although i did virus scan the file)

  8. paul says:

    However, the web page does have javascript from 3 other domains that aren’t hackin9, and don’t look familiar (ie adwards, doubleclick, etc)

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