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Mailing List Discussion

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by thebusinessman, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. thebusinessman

    thebusinessman Newbie

    May 8, 2009
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    This is a hypothetical situation, which MIGHT become real soon.. (Entirely on accident.)

    So, there's this super easy, but boring/long, method to obtaining not only emails, but email passwords. In large quantities. But like all kinds of mailing lists, these are not always valid... However, I am 99% sure that at least 80% of the email/pass combos were valid at one point in time, although such may not be the case in the present. (People change emails and passes sometimes for a variety of reasons, obviously)

    What would be the ethnical and legal implications of such a thing? (Obtaining such lists involves the easy but tedious work I mentioned above, but as far as I'm concerned, they are easily publicly and legally obtained currently. Of that I'm sure.)

    Again, this is all in-the-near-future (maybe), and as of right now is not true and may never be true.
  2. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    May 10, 2009
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    Boston, MA
    Well, you would be stealing email accounts, so that is not ethical. People either use those themselves or create them to sell for others. If it takes too long I'd just buy emails and save yourself some time.