"Both Intentia and Reuters agree the Reuters reporter obtained Intentia's financial statement directly from Intentia's website." [...]Interesting... Maybe not a very legal definition; but if the publishing company didn't even bother putting simple password protection on the document before release-time; isn't URL hacking fair play?
"I don't see how people are supposed to know what are 'public URLs' vs. 'private URLs' at a website," said security and privacy consultant Richard Smith. "People can't be mind readers."
The Wired article claimed the URL was hard to guess... Here it is:
It's say fair play to the journalist from Reuters if he/she has seen similar URLs before (I don't know for a fact, but imagine last quaters' results were available at for example
You don't need to be a Mensa member to see a pattern...?
Anders Jacobsen |
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