We all, every single day, come across opportunities – good and bad!
Some of these opportunities tempt you to ignore your values, ignore what you stand for and believe in, and join the dark side.
An age old dilema….
Do you go for fortune & riches? Or do you do the right thing?
Yesterday, for some bizarre reason, I stumbled upon such a dilema.
And I mean stumble.
And I am certainly not the latest and greatest internet marketing guru that is looking to pitch his latest product.
I am just an average bloke (where have we heard that before…honest I am not working up to a big Launch)…
…doing my utmost best to learn as much as possible so that I can one day achieve my dream, which is to actually have a life!
So should I cheat to Achieve my Goals?
Thats the question…
…And deciding took me an hour or so! Not long, I know.
It was actually an easy decision to make in the end.
Would I be able to sleep and live with myself if I took the shortcut? No
Would using this information make my life easier? Certainly
But with a sour taste in my mouth.
You want to know what the opportunity is?
I wont go into detail and I will inform the company involved, but basically found a security hole in one of the worlds top 250 websites.
I guess its not so much a security hole, and certainly didnt involve any illegal hacking.
But it does…
…give me access to very interesting data people would pay big $$$ for to see
What am I going to do about it?
I guess I will do the right thing. Which is to:
- Confirm that I am not going mad and validate the data
- Notify the company involved of the security hole
- Blog about the experience
So make sure you come back to check the next installment of what possibly could be a fascinating story…
Let me know in the comments what you would do!