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RealSimple - Printer Friendly Redirect


I heard of RealSimple via 43 Folders a while back. I was just able to finally unstack it and actually check the site out.
Access to the articles is actually restricted to the subscribers of the magazine.
But it turns out the design of the security check is quite broken: the printer-friendly pages actually don't perform the check and you can get the url for the printer-friendly pages without being a subscriber. My RealSimple - Printer Friendly Redirect takes you to the more convenient single-page view of the articles, without even having you log in.


Thief! Not only are you stealing from them, but making it very easy for everyone else.

Just because their security is not up to par, doesn't make it any more right.

Posted by: Mike (August 4, 2005 07:40 PM) ______________________________________

Worked like a charm. I wonder how long til someone fixes it. Or maybe the idea was that people who are smart enough to figure out how to bypass the restriction are supposed to get it for free.

Posted by: Juno (August 5, 2005 12:06 AM) ______________________________________

the page gets redirected to0 fast before the contents get loaded like if i click a link n wait for d a page to load then it gts to the reg page fasrt

Posted by: cm (August 5, 2005 06:14 AM) ______________________________________

Access has been patched.

Not that the Mags any good, but next time, something like this should released this through more descrete sources.

Keep up the good work.

Posted by: phizm (August 30, 2005 05:46 PM) ______________________________________

Phizm, the script is actually still working for me.
Try,21770,1092660,00.html for example. Without the script, I get the login prompt, but with the script, I get the printer-friendly version.

Posted by: Julien (August 31, 2005 12:09 PM)
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