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White-hat hackers have uncovered vulnerabilities on the websites of anti-virus firms that created a phishing risk. Cross-site scripting (XSS) bugs of varying severity were found on the websites of Symantec (here), Eset (here) and Panda Security (here) by Team Elite, the white-hat hackers who discovered the flaws. We notified all …

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Dead Vulture

Out Of interest...

has El Reg ever being discovered to have a XSS or generally any security flaws?

There's not much in the way of confidential information here anyway.

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Black Helicopters

Re: Out Of interest...

Of course there are confidential information here. Compromising messages posted by me as AC.

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FAIL

I think you made them made =(

http://nemesis.te-home.net/News/20101002_Theregister_co_uk_Contact_Form_XSS_Vulnerability.html

rut roh

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Pirate

Re

That bug was fixed immediately after notifying the webmaster.

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FAIL

Rule of Thumb

Many web developers know it's a good rule-of-thumb to run htmlspecialchars() (PHP) or the like on ANY user-supplied information before displaying it back on a webpage. That they did not for a search string (Symantec) is a VERY serious oversight (at the least). Had it been some field on some obscure form, I might be able to pass it off as an accident...

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Joke

unrepresentative icon warning

Fit this with Nrootn's SDDvsHackisWack website rickroll debacle

and buy Stemyanc with confidence !

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