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Re: So, now what are taints?

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Mar 28, 2004 at 19:59 UTC ( #340426=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to So, now what are taints?

Tainting is a way of marking information that might be a potential security issue (e.g. provided by the user, can be overridden by a third party, etc.). Trying to use tainted data causes your program to die - preventing any potential damage.

See perlsec for full details.

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