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Humility is the price of vigulence... I don't see Dark Reading making the same mistake twice.
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 28 September 2006 12:56
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— Kelly Jackson Higgins,
Senior Editor, Dark Reading
SEPTEMBER 22, 2006 | 5:20 PM -- The last thing any journalist wants to do is become part of the story. Or for that matter, make his or her publication part of the story.

I got the dubious distinction of doing both yesterday, albeit inadvertently. A few hours after posting Hackers Reveal Vulnerable Websites , the Dark Reading message board lit up with the bad news that the link to my story had the very same XSS flaw.


Sla.ckers had added Dark Reading to its wall of shame, which then included Dell, HP, MySpace, Photobucket, F5, and Acunetix. So I alerted our Web group, which quickly made the fixes (and apparently, a hacker friend or two along the way). No attacks, no problem.

We weren't the first pub to be listed on the site –- first it was PC World, then us and, as of today, MacWorld, Fox News, the Independent, SC Magazine, and ZDNet UK had been added to the list of vulnerable sites. (Friendly tip to my fellow tech journalists: Now is a good time to get to know your Website group if you don't already)....more


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