Run Away!

SFSignal has an post concerning possible early release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows information. I don’t know what it’s about because I refuse to read it!

It’s become time where, at any mention of Harry Potter, I will hit the back button, or turn off the radio, or throw the TV out the window. I refuse to read/hear any story, just in case they accidentally let slip something that might spoil it for me.

The linked story for SFSignal seems to indicate that something to do with book 7 has been hacked, but I will not read it. I’m looking forward with delight to July 20, when I’ll be waiting in line for the midnight release.

Remember, do NOT click through unless you trust everyone else in the world to not give it away.

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One Response to Run Away!

  1. Ken says:

    To my understanding, someone hacked the publisher and either got or peeked at the manuscript. I’ve already heard two different versions of it: that it was through “social engineering”, and/or that it was through the milworm exploit (open email, click attachment or click link, expose backdoor to your PC).

    Either way, I didn’t pursue the news further. While I find J.K. Rowling not to be “cup of tea”, I enjoy the movies and don’t want to spoil it for myself. Like the Half-Life 2 exploit where the code was stolen prior to release, I don’t reward hackers with my attention.

    If this is true and not some kids playing a hoax, I feel bad for both Rowling and her publisher. I hope this doesn’t affect her in any lasting way.

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