Social Engineering

So I just recently downloaded something via bittorrent. We won’t go into exactly what, but let’s just say that Firefox’s JavaScript brilliance caused it randomly consume ~100% CPU for long periods of time, which then caused my scheduled recordings to become corrupt (not really sure why, because all they have to do is write a compressed MPEG stream to disk, but it happened). The download consisted of a single .rar file, which I unrared. It expanded into two files: another rar and a “read me first.txt”. Like any good member of the male gender, I opened the documentation before continuing.

Thanks for downloading the torrent file file
To get the pw to extract the file is simple
1)go to 
2)input any email address it doesnt have to be yours and click submit
3) You will see green writing on the next page.
The first word in green with the exclamation point is the password
you have to use it with the exclaimation point
Simple huh
Enjoy the file

My first instinct was to search for a new version that didn’t require me to help someone win a free XBox (or whatever — I didn’t look). But then I began to think… What would a site like display after you’d given them your email address? Knowing that it was a one word phrase that ended in an exclamation point narrowed my choices immensely. Congratulations! You guessed the password.

9 Comments so far

  1. Matt on November 4th, 2007

    Brilliant, sir. Silly me would have expected it to be a dynamic word.

    If it weren’t illegal, I’d have long-ago succumbed to the urge to re-package files neatly and upload them. Too many things are like 100 .rar files… Rarred up. Try extracting *that*.

  2. Matt on November 4th, 2007

    Wait, how would you have a dynamic password? Let’s pretend I didn’t say that.

  3. Suker on November 13th, 2007


  4. aseinai on November 14th, 2007


    you should have pointed out that the password is all in lowercase

  5. jimmy on November 14th, 2007

    thanks for the procedure ..was quite interesting

  6. rom on November 15th, 2007


  7. Jean Simon on November 15th, 2007

    Thanks you very much for all.

  8. thomas on November 15th, 2007


  9. Meddy on September 25th, 2008

    What is the password ???

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