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Epic Google snafu leaks hidden whois data for 280,000 domains

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by b1step-ahead, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. b1step-ahead

    b1step-ahead Senior Member

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  2. Capo Dei Capi

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    There shouldn't have to be whois protection, the information on a who owns a website should only be given out under a court Order in either a criminal or civil case.
     
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  3. WonderKid

    WonderKid Junior Member

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    do you mean "should only be given..."

    IMO you should remain private. No reason for anyone to know who runs a site, or when/where it was registered.. etc etc.

    What is privacy?
     
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    Agreed, why should anyone know? And shame on providers charging their customers to protect their own privacy. I am sure it costs them very little, if anything.
     
  5. Capo Dei Capi

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    Yes thats what I meant.

    Having an open thing like whois, is basically like allowing almost anyone to search the government database of drivers licenses and ID's. People shouldn't have to pay extra to protect themselves from stalkers and persons' that disagree with what their website is about.
     
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    From that article it looks like it is $6 a time.
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    and that is why you should always put fake info in whois...
     
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  8. Capo Dei Capi

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    People claim that false whois will lead to bans, which is bullshit. I've had fake names on websites for years without any issues. I've even used the name of historical famous figures in fake whois names,lol.