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post #11 of 24
They have not actaully charged him with anything. Yes suspending his account and calling the police was a low act but both reactions sound Knee Jerky and PR damage control to me.
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Pretty poor PR damage control, if that was the true intention.
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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sir Shfvingle View Post
The ignorance of some companies/people...This is why we can't have nice things...
LOL nice
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post #14 of 24
Wow. So many people who didn't even read the article...

If some of ye actually read the article you would see that it's not about discovering the breach at all, it's about Webster downloading peoples personal files when he found the breach.
Edited by amorph - 10/18/11 at 7:33pm
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Quote:
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No good deed goes unpunished.
No act of charity goes unresented.
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post #16 of 24
Quote:
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If some of ye actually read the article you would see that it's not about discovering the breach at all, it's about Webster downloading peoples personal files when he found the breach.
True

Having said that though he was upfront about the fact and is working with them to verify that he no longer has the files. I still think the reaction was harsh given that it was a fundamental flaw that saved them from a potentially embarrasing and very expensive breach.
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post #17 of 24
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Wow. So many people who didn't even read the article...

If some of ye actually read the article you would see that it's not about discovering the breach at all, it's about Webster downloading peoples personal files when he found the breach.
Just as proof of concept, and they threatened him legally with the costs of fixing their massive security hole.

Better that he got a hold of them rather than someone with malicious things in mind.
post #18 of 24
so why was he poking around looking for ways to get in in the first place? lol

thats what my mindset would be
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post #19 of 24
Astonishing!
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Quote:
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so why was he poking around looking for ways to get in in the first place? lol

thats what my mindset would be
Quote:
He noticed that the URL contained the unique ID number for each account and by tweaking the number in the URL, he was able to easily access other people's statements.
That's hardly poking around, that's basically just looking up and noticing that number is the same on every page of your account.
http://www.overclock.net/member.php?u=86350
Here's you. Now imagine if simply adding u=86350 to the url would let anyone post as you. Now add money. How long do you think it'd take a OCN user to notice that? That's all he did.
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