[WEB SECURITY] security audit - how to avoid legal prosecution

Martin O'Neal martin.oneal at corsaire.com
Thu Jun 9 08:24:50 EDT 2005


> not the intended purpose? I'm searching for it!
> Same applies to my personal password:
>   ' or 1=1 '--

This hinges (as others have pointed out) on intent and reasonableness.

As joe punter in the street it would be reasonable to expect that simply
entering your name (O'Reilly) into a site and generating a SQL error was
not the desired outcome. No intent.

As a knowledgeable hacker/consultant, entering a complex SQL injection
string into a form the reasonableness test would swing the other way; it
would be reasonable (given your background) to expect you to understand
what you are doing, and the likely results. Intent.

Martin...


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