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{---From Angela Edwards ---}

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by jdanswers, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. jdanswers

    jdanswers Regular Member

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    I know this is on DNS list but I got this email today and thought it worth sharing...
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    There are some important changes coming before April's packet is issued. Because I am working with a Major, Worldwide company to put controls into my product that will curtail the widespread theft and abuse (which is what is causing the spamming and the sites getting shut down), I am going to need a few extra days to get everything ready.

    That means that instead of the packet coming out on April 1, it will come out on April 5 this time only. Paul, I'm very sorry for not giving you enough time to check for duplicates but you know as well as I do that these controls are necessary.

    Here is what will happen:

    Each legitimate user will receive ONE protected PDF that requires a user name and password that he or she can download to ONE computer only.

    (There will be absolutely NO exceptions; no one will be given an unprotected copy of the PDF.) That PDF will be watermarked on every page with his/her unique Paypal email address (which will also be their User Name) so that if I ever DO see an unauthorized PDF anywhere on the Web, I will know exactly who gave it out.

    Folks will get to keep the free packet (if they got it as a WSO)as well
    as any packet he or she actually paid for. If a person gets the new
    packet on the first day of the new month and then happens to cancel
    before his or her actual payment date, their new month'sPDF will be
    disabled.

    Angela
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    JDanswers
     
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  2. feixia913

    feixia913 Junior Member

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    i got this email too, but i don't think this can help improving the situation, because she already has thousands of subscribers, this can bring enough damage to the site.
     
  3. kristasjewelry

    kristasjewelry Registered Member

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    this does nothing, there is plenty of pdf editor out there (a few here on BHW) that can edit and take the pdf passwords of the file including watermarks
     
  4. corky20

    corky20 Regular Member

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    She can always try..... can't see that helping much though!
     
  5. theWombat

    theWombat Regular Member

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    as long as the email makes her feel warm and fuzzy inside, I guess thats all that counts
     
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  6. oneranger

    oneranger Newbie

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    Well, suing the people who release that information could be another revenue stream for her......... I am more interrested in who the Major, Worldwide company is......
     
  7. Alex Brooks

    Alex Brooks BANNED BANNED

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    It's not hard to copy the data from her PDF into a basic text file, then that'll just be shared anyway.
     
  8. homenet

    homenet Power Member

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    Yeah, this. I really don't see what she is trying to achieve from this.
     
  9. tami6699

    tami6699 Regular Member

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    She has to much money ...

    What a stupid idea....what a waste of money
     
  10. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    DUPLICATE POST. Try using your SEARCH option before posting. I already posted about this today. DUH!
     
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  11. TheMatrix

    TheMatrix BANNED BANNED

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    Lol.. People can still share those.
     
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  12. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    She is just trying to protect her business... no reason to bust on her. Most people use those links the wrong way anyway... getting the packet on the first and posting the links immediately turns the links into spam.

    Getting the packet in January and posting them in August is a much better use of them.
     
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  13. DFunny

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    What she's doing is effective. Of course people can still share it but now it's more of a pain in the ass and people will be less likely to go through the trouble.
     
  14. savvypro

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    There is no real protection for the *information* she is providing in the pdf's.

    She would have been better off having a script made, which gives each person a unique random collection of sites to add their links to.

    With each person getting a unique collection, it's a lot easier to find the person who shared the collection.

    There are also other benefits to this method.
     
  15. GuerillaDreamer

    GuerillaDreamer Registered Member

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    Is she really serious? She thinks she can stop it now? I'm sorry missy, but you're around 1 year and a half to late. :)
     
  16. me0wzilla

    me0wzilla Newbie

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    It will be cracked in 24hours or less. If I had it, It would be cracked in under 1 hour. You can't stop things like this.
     
  17. jdanswers

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    I had no idea when I posted this New Thread that it would generate such a response. It was merely for information for anyone looking to download Angela's stuff from the Download section and to point out that her packets are listed in the Do-Not-Share list where many folks do not take the time to look.

    If anything, your responses point out the folly of trying to protect products from BHW members.:D

    JDanswers
     
  18. leezz

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    Lol, anything so she can keep collecting 5 bucks from people each month, I mean is she even asking the 30 sites each month if it?s ok to add them to her PDF. Imagine you have a nice site and you worked your butt of to promote it and Angela adds it to the latest list of sites to be spammed this month.

    Would you be more mad at the 1000 people coming to drop 10 links in a profile, or the person that gave them info, screen shots and instructions on how to do it? Some of them sites are like pr6 and a few months after being in one of Angela?s PDF?s they are nowhere to be found on the internet.

    If you have any competitors email their site to Angela so she can add it to this month?s backlink blitz hehe. :D
     
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  19. jdanswers

    jdanswers Regular Member

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    This is what I'm talking about. Imaginative thinking here on BHW. I really LOVE this place!

    JDanswers
     
  20. undermyhat

    undermyhat Registered Member

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    how can she sue anybody in the other side of the world like Iran of Afghanistan using public internet cafe to do whatever they want to do???????
    She just needs to relax about it. She makes the same amount of money with the Black Hatters or without.
    Actually some of the big marketers are here in the BHW sharing their stuff and making it look like it was hacked.