* Posts by RobertII

2 posts • joined 28 Sep 2011

British Airways hack: Infosec experts finger third-party scripts on payment pages


Re: how they may be fixed in a satisfactory manner

Is that true?

I'll believe that Amazon's site will work with JS turned off.

But I don't believe that many people do actually turn it off.

So if I could "compromise static files on the front end part of the site",

could I not still add JS that would send (copy) information to a location of my choosing?

Sites downed by 1&1 web outage


Major Routing Problems

1&1 certainly wobbled badly yesterday.

You can of course make comments about getting the standard of service you pay for. But I'd mirror the comment from "Both Sides Now" that this is the first outage of this scale that I have seen in something like eight years and 100 server-years.


Another much smaller hosting provider that we deal with has been falling about today, because of "internal routing problems". Their non-technical people are telling me these problems were not related to any kind of planned upgrade (implying their network just spontaneously fell apart and is now taking hours to put back together. Hmmm....).

So is it just a coincidence that the two hosting providers have had really major routing problems on consecutive days?

Or is there some kind of common factor? Perhaps an as-yet-undisclosed vulnerability that is either being exploited, or is triggering emergency upgrades that are proving problematical?


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