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Experience the Complete Failboat

Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:30 PM

So some new "dating site" called Sway spammed a bunch of people off of -- apparently -- LinkedIn and Github email harvesting (if not more). The email had this:

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If you clicked on the link, you got this(or some variation thereof):

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The second screenshot comes from an intermediary tracker which is some Carnegie Mellon students' startup: http://www.facebook.com/geniushire. These people have apparently received money from Amazon, as well as some VC.

I'm guessing this "dating app" is nothing more than a means to harvest useful email addresses for their startup.

So much fail on so many levels.

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Re: Experience the Complete Failboat

Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:39 PM

nice but belongs here: http://www.dreaminco...ightmareincode/

at least they had an okay password instead of something embarrassing.
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Re: Experience the Complete Failboat

Posted 02 April 2014 - 01:40 PM

Good point, I'll move it there!
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Re: Experience the Complete Failboat

Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

I find the username to be the funniest part of it all; "Geniushire"...
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Re: Experience the Complete Failboat

Posted 09 April 2014 - 04:50 PM

I bet you that it use to work but they were so dumb that they exposed the username/pass with some other error and since then someone has used it to get in and change the username/pass you see there and that is why it is now failing to connect.

But nice post there! :)
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Re: Experience the Complete Failboat

Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:06 AM

..And if they manage to change password, SQL injection would still be possible ^^
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