Rookie coding mistake prior to Gab hack came from site’s CTO
Sometimes you read a story and think, “Oh. This is just too perfect.” This is one of those times. Dan Goodin reports:
Over the weekend, word emerged that a hacker breached far-right social media website Gab and downloaded 70 gigabytes of data by exploiting a garden-variety security flaw known as an SQL injection. A quick review of Gab’s open source code shows that the critical vulnerability—or at least one very much like it—was introduced by the company’s chief technology officer.
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