[Chugalug] coupons.com: major web/linux fail

William Roush william.roush at roushtech.net
Sun Oct 6 19:51:56 UTC 2013

 > [...] easily circumventable [...]

Yep just files hanging around on the drive...

Write crappy DRM > sue people that circumvent it. Hope that lawsuit 
doesn't hold worth a crap (though it seems lawyers suggest 
otherwise...). I'd understand if the DRM was more than "we leave shit on 
your doorstep with a UUID encoded in it, don't clean it up or we'll sue 

I guess the other reason Linux isn't considered (but I doubt they've 
thought of that) is that containers allow you to easily spin up new 
containers that look physical, print coupons, and trash them (though 
deploying templates of Windows, printing and trashing isn't hard either).

Anyway, not surprised that a company that has no clue what they're doing 
software wise hasn't written a Linux client.

William Roush

On 10/6/2013 3:34 PM, Rod wrote:
> Found this.
> http://www.wired.com/politics/security/news/2007/08/coupon_security
> On Sun, 06 Oct 2013 15:10:42 -0400, William Roush 
> <william.roush at roushtech.net> wrote:
>> Not surprised really... however if they do support OSX they're not 
>> too far away effort wise... Additionally it's not like you can't 
>> write spyware on Linux (especially if the user is willing to install 
>> it for you).
>> Most companies just don't consider it while writing their software 
>> due to the low market share, and going back and adding support is 
>> generally a lot more difficult than writing it supporting all 
>> platforms in the first place.
>> Sounds like they're mostly concerned with some kind of (easily 
>> circumventable) DRM to be honest.
>> William Roush

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