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Dutch Ministry accidentally publishes credit card info

While the list of credit card numbers isn’t that large, this might just be one of the biggest blunders I’ve seen this month. The Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs managed to publish the credit card numbers and expiration dates for both the Minister of Health and the Minister of Justice.

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50 ways to inject your SQL

No, this is not a list of 50 ways to inject SQL; it’s a link to a “50 ways to leave your lover” parody. The singer won’t win any awards for this performance, but the lyrics are great! Evade the regex, Rex Encode it all in hex Unbalance the quotes, Vinod And change the query [...]

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Spammers are stupid

I just found the funniest comment I’ve ever seen in my moderation queue. It appears the spammer didn’t quite understand his automated comment-spam-posting software, so he posted his entire template instead: Hi Fellow Blogger, I’ve never posted before, {but|only} your article was so {good|genuine} I just had to {stop|come} in and say GREAT JOB ! [...]

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Google Navy training fighter pilots?

As reported at the Register, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page now own a 1982 Dornier Alpha Jet. While it certainly looks impressive, it’s nowhere near as exciting as it sounds: the Register calls it a “fighter jet”, but as you can see in this picture it’s a relatively small aircraft.     The primary use of [...]

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