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SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:41 AM

How a 'NULL' License Plate Landed One Hacker in Ticket Hell
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Re: SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:45 AM

That made me laugh on multiple levels. Niiiiiiiiiiice

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Re: SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 14 August 2019 - 07:50 AM

Just goes to show you how terribly inefficient these automated systems are. If $12k of fines are landing in his mailbox, that's $12k of fines that previously would have just disappeared into the ether.
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Re: SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:03 PM

I think the phrase The ‘minimum viable product’ concept has pushed a lot of bad code through that doesn’t go through with the proper level of testing is very interesting here. "Viability" rests at least partially within the eye of the beholder, and when the person judging viability has no concept of things like, for example, the difference between "null" and null, you're likely destined for serious bugs to crop up down the road.

That being said, in this case I think the concept of "minimum possible pay-rate" probably had a lot more to do with the outcome...

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Re: SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 14 August 2019 - 08:25 PM

Funny that you latched on to that sentence. My BA also latched on to that sentence because she's been thinking very lowly of the quality of code being delivered by a majority of development teams in our company. Having worked for divisions in NASA and medical devices firms where software glitches can and will put people lives in peril, she is used to seeing a higher standard. Unfortunately, most of the dev teams here are 80-90% contractors hired at the "minimum possible pay-rate".
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Re: SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:26 AM

Yeah that line really stuck out to me also. Kinda irked me.
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Posted 15 August 2019 - 08:46 AM

I don't fundamentally disagree with the idea of an MVP. I think it's important to keep in mind for Agile planning, especially in a new development scenario - the cutoff line on the backlog where you can ship v1.0 and have it be useful in production. However, just like "Agile" and "DevOps" and "Lean" and all the other terms that were adopted and buzzwordified by people who shouldn't be using them in the first place, without the proper discipline and infrastructure it just becomes an excuse to deliver a crappier product.
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Re: SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 15 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

Yep. Good idea which unfortunately requires a certain amount of discipline if it's not going to create more problems than it solves.

On the original topic, we can add a few $K to Tony Hoare's Billion Dollar Mistake.
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Re: SQL injection attack backfires...

Posted 15 August 2019 - 12:16 PM

Most of the projects I see are just MVPs on version 23 or 56 or 89. They are just MVPs that were designed years ago, updated often and sit in production. What is wrong with that? LOL :whistling:

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