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 …
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.
Re: Out Of interest...
Of course there are confidential information here. Compromising messages posted by me as AC.
I think you made them made =(
That bug was fixed immediately after notifying the webmaster.
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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Fit this with Nrootn's SDDvsHackisWack website rickroll debacle
and buy Stemyanc with confidence !
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