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Why we care about database - Jim Huggins
October 27th, 2007
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Why we care about database
Federal Agent Indicted for Cyber-Stalking (from eWeek.com)

It's stories like this that explain why ethical CS types are concerned about the proliferation of databases within the government.  Even though the government gives assurances that such database will only be used for "the right reasons", the mere existence of that large collection of information in one location creates temptations for those with access.  And since you can never guarantee that everyone with access to that information will always act ethically ... you end up with the potential for problems like these.

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From:darthdingus
Date:October 27th, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
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That's why I'm changing my name to "Tim McG'); DROP TABLE Suspects; --"
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From:jkhuggins
Date:October 27th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
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From:darthdingus
Date:October 28th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
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Curses, I've been outed!
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From:darthdingus
Date:October 28th, 2007 04:39 am (UTC)
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Now that I think of it, the better name would be:
"Tim McG'); DELETE Suspects WHERE 1=1; --"
That way, you wouldn't get foreign key errors.
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