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A Hack We Can Believe In - Obama Site Redirected to Hillary's

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don

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Post Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:17 pm

A Hack We Can Believe In - Obama Site Redirected to Hillary's

Now this is politics at its best.

From Larry Seltzer's Blog on PC Mag:


Hackers redirected portions of the BarackObama.com web site to HillaryClinton.com, according to several reports.

It's amazing more of this sort of thing hasn't happened already, especially since web-based donations are more important than ever to the campaigns. Four years ago Security Watch reported on a phishing e-mail that asked for donations to the John Kerry campaign.

The Obama hack used a cross-site scripting flaw in the site to redirect users from Obama's Community Blogs section to HillaryClinton.com. XSS bugs are getting far more attention lately than they had been in the past, perhaps because they are so widespread. And since the answer to them is good programming practices rather than running some security product, they can be difficult to snuff out.



Original story:
http://blogs.pcmag.com/securitywatch/20 ... eve_in.php

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Post Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:39 pm

Re: A Hack We Can Believe In - Obama Site Redirected to Hillary's

Wow Don !!!

Thanks man, the timing couldn't be better. I am meeting a developer to explain to him XSS and now i can just send him the link :))

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Post Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:47 pm

Re: A Hack We Can Believe In - Obama Site Redirected to Hillary's

And here comes the You Tube Video for the same "hack"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=NKjomr1Afq0
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Post Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:22 pm

Re: A Hack We Can Believe In - Obama Site Redirected to Hillary's

>:( this is an insult.
In my eyes, your operating system is as solid as swiss cheese.
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Post Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:47 pm

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Just when I thought the campaign was about to get dull!
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Post Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:27 am

Re: A Hack We Can Believe In - Obama Site Redirected to Hillary's

Mr. Roboto wrote:Just when I thought the campaign was about to get dull!


And I thought politics were boring :D

Think I'll save the link for the next time a suit decides security does provide a good ROI. Thanks Don

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