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View Diary: A Web Developer's View of Lieberman's Lie (203 comments)

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  •  asdf (5+ / 0-)
    A SQL injection attack can only happen if the site is taking user input.

    Why couldn't they just disable the newsletter sign-up, "contact us" form, and any other input they might have been taking?  From the (admittedly little) that I can tell from the Google-cached page, they could have safely restored most of their content -- if they had decent backups.

    •  Well, there could still be... (2+ / 0-)
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      knowthings, lightfoot

      ...malformed GET requests and the like, but the point is that this was most likely 1) a crappy little webhost (probably a decent enough company, as web hosts go, but in way over their heads) that couldn't handle the traffic or, worst-case, 2) a genuine attack that should have lasted for minutes, at most.

      Why am I here? To help fix this country.

      by socratic on Tue Aug 08, 2006 at 08:57:11 PM PDT

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      •  assuming Lieberman had no back-up (1+ / 0-)
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        (which is pretty amazing in and of itself), my cheap little $20 host makes back-ups every 24 hours and can do a system restore in minutes.  I make backup copies, too, but as others have said, a simple DNS switch through another host could have had the site up with a redirect to the original in about 12 hours max.  desperate and weak and so freakin' obvious it's surreal.

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