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Beware FREE offers on BHW

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by scottishhousemove, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. scottishhousemove

    scottishhousemove Junior Member

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    Having been on forum for a while and watched many free offers being posted, beware. I beileve a good few of them are just after your email address to spam you.

    Only reason I know this is that I set up a new hotmail account to apply for these on BHW and Spam galore on the account.

    There may be some geniune offers out there and for them WE THANK YOU but beware.
     
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    pokal Newbie

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    hmmm thanks for informing,
     
  3. paincake

    paincake Power Member

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    PM me your email plz
     
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  4. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    Proof or it didnt happen, which threads?


    This thread is actually lame, even the newest emails get spammed, and if you downloaded cracked software then expect crap and not using a virus checker?? Really

    If you dont like free stuff then dont be tight and buy the product or service!
     
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  5. newman123

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    I don't know if it's just me that always suspected it but considering the number one rule on BHW is don't share your niche, unless a pretty generic niche, I never went for any of the free offers as I always had a suspicion some of the members (of course not all) were just looking to see what some of the others members niches were...
     
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    wannabie Elite Member

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    9 out of 10 times its a false positve
     
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    Opps wrong post
     
  8. tonlilaz

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    feel free to send the names of culprits to staff ;)

     
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    Car insurance, credit cards and financial software are my niches

    Go for it ;)
     
  10. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    Most things with captcha cracking, ubot and home made exes often show false positives
     
  11. dannyduberstein

    dannyduberstein Junior Member

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    it's to be expected nothing is truly free in this world.

    the name of the game is sandbox any software that's cracked and anytime you sign up for something shady setup a temporary email.
     
  12. ying-yang

    ying-yang BANNED BANNED

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    dont u just love arrogance. the OP is just trying to do a public service, ok yes he isnt pointing the finger, nor is he complaining, he is just advising others to be aware , but hey theres always one ( u ) who has to play the big i am card.
     
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    you can always a filter option in eac email account right!? :) maybe you could use that option.
     
  14. mazar

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    ive been a member here a couple of years and download alot from here, as in daily ,and ive never had a trojan or virus ,i joined using my spamming email as this is a blackhat forum but i recieve a surprisingly low amount of spam . you have to use your judgement abit obviously ,4 posts or anything under the standard 10 rep then steer clear . i think if your picking up trojans and your not using an anti virus your pc is living on borrowed time as most trojans are passed via webpages now rather than downloads
     
  15. Seo Lover

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    Agree with this . Mods will take care of those thread starters
     
  16. tonlilaz

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    actually, the op has a legit point......a lot of malicious downloads are deleted by the download mods....

    each one of you should do a vt check on free downloads...and don't give anybody you don't know you're 'real' email

    :D
     
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    Haha i'm thinking of this every time i see "Free blasts" :) Perfect way to see tons of ideas and free niches... :)

    However, to the op: Install antivirus software man and check every link with virus total.
     
  18. ying-yang

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    what virus checker is recommended , i mean, whilst were talking about it , might as well ask this.
     
  19. kiwilx

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    Also beware with pms with links, someone recently just pm with a link that malwarebytes' Anti-malware' just blocked, by the way for who doesn´t know what malwarebytes is, it is for getting rid of spywares/viruses

    Malware stands for malicious software that harm your computer data, and often causes pop ups to appear on your desktop.

    Malwarebytes is a software just like an anti-virus that cleans or deletes malware from you computer bit by bit. Thats why it called malwarebytes, removing malicious softwares bit by bit.

    Also use an anti-virus too
     
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    Totally get what your saying but, open up a new email account today and check it in a weeks time and it will most likely have 100 spams ready for you


    I do understand that BHW has quite a few toerags but most people are ok, I know for a fact that some people take an email address for submitting a free service (i.e. directory's) so its not always to the case that a provider is spamming, it can actually be the site that have submitted to

    You're right though, a simple rule of thumb is don't give out your email or details

    Just check out the person who is offering a service, if it sounds to good to be true then it may just be that
     
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