Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
more useful options
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
From what I understand, there was temporarily a note here from a fellow monk about how I had doubled the damage by revealing specifics.

Please let me assure you that the code snippet I posted by deliberate action:

  • Did not mention the name of the client
  • Changed the name of the parameter
  • Changed the eval-ish code
Yes, a correlation between the timing of my rant and my public schedule does indeed reveal that this is a $VERY_LARGE_COMPANY in Silicon Valley. I'll grant that as a leak. But the web search suggested to me in the message box revealed only a handful of companies, none of which is $VERY_LARGE_COMPANY.

Please give me a little credit here. I'm not willing to compromise my customer's security (even if they've already done it themselves). I'm just pointing out the sad state of web security in the world, and being afraid for my own transactions as I continue to shop and bank and share information on-line. And hoping maybe I can stir some of you up to take on security with a bit more vigor, or know when to call in the experts if you don't see why having eval and fatalsToBrowser were both compoundingly bad news there.

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker


In reply to •Re: •Web Security by merlyn
in thread Web Security by merlyn

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others perusing the Monastery: (12)
    As of 2014-11-26 10:31 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      My preferred Perl binaries come from:














      Results (166 votes), past polls