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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Wed Jul 04 2007 - 00:31:07 CDT
Forwarded from: security curmudgeon <jericho (at) attrition.org>
: By Jeremy Kirk
: IDG news service
: 29 June 2007
: A hacker has successfully attacked a web page within Microsoft UK
: domain, resulting in the display of a photograph of a child waving the
: flag of Saudi Arabia.
: It was "unfortunate" that the site was vulnerable, said Roger Halbheer,
: chief security advisor for Microsoft in Europe, the Middle East and
And lest we forget history, this isn't the first time Microsoft has been
hit. Worse, this isn't the first time for Microsoft UK. And poor
Halbheer, I wonder how long he's been in that position..
Check Zone-H for Microsoft defacements after these.
: SQL injection attacks are on the rise, overall, since valuable data is
: held within databases, said Paul Davie, founder and chief operating
: officer of Secerno, a security vendor that develops technology to
: protect databases from SQL attacks.
: "I don't think Microsoft are unique in this respect and shouldn't be
: held up as particularly slipshod," Davie said. "This could have happened
: to practically anybody."
If Microsoft can't stop SQL injection, how are customers to trust more
complex vulnerabilities like those overflow thingies or memory
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