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Presidential Candidates' Websites Vulnerable
From: "Marek Isalski" <Marek.Isalski () smuht nwest nhs uk>
Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 10:12:50 +0100

For those who didn't catch it on The Inquirer already, it sounds like not even the would-be presidents of the US can 
afford decent security: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=16939

"site shows signs of being vulnerable to SQL injection errors" and "packed with cross-site scripting errors"... Has 
Donnie been doing overtime? :)

Most amusing comment given the still raging Win/Linux debate on this list: "Kerry has open source credentials - he is 
using Apache running on Red Hat.  Bush's OS of choice is none other than Vole's IIS 5.0 server." 

Most worrying comment: both sites use visitor trackers (something I always feel is a sign that the site's owners feel 
that invasion of privacy is less important than commercial success).  Maybe one day we'll just do away with elections 
and go by the Google PageRank of the candidates' websites?

Marek


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