Bloody Ignorant Webmasters!

It is not the first time I am making noise about it and certainly it won’t be the last.

There are idiots managing websites out there and I am surprised how the IT Heads of these so-called well known organisations have been sleeping on it for far too long. Ignorance is not bliss, so is idiocy. Let me refresh you with my past entries:-

Remember Unsecured Websites

More Sites Unsecured

Astro Website – The Best Place to Steal Personal Info

Astro Responds

ID Theft My Complaint to Astro

It has been like a year since I last made noise about it but guess what, nothing have changed.

See the URLs on the above – none have the “s” at the back of “http” and to top up things, TGV Cinema website has even been deemed as a site that may harm “your computer”. It says:-

Of the 137 pages we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 68 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent.

The last time Google visited this site was on 06/30/2008, and the last time suspicious content was found on this site was on 06/29/2008.

Malicious software includes 93 trojan(s), 93 exploit(s), and 91 scripting exploit. Successful infection resulted in an average of 4 new processes on the target machine.

Malicious software is hosted on 19 domain(s), including heiheinn.cn, qq117cc.cn, supbnr.com. 4 domain(s) appear to be functioning as intermediaries for distributing malware to visitors of this site, including qq117cc.cn, aspssl63.com, apps84.com.

What does the webmaster decided to do about this warning in the last 90 days? Nothing it seems (other than disabling some of the functions) and this is certainly laughable from any webmaster point of view.

If your site has been blacklisted by Google, the site is as good as half dead. Half I say because I am sure some don’t use the link from Google but rather input the URL directly (the last I checked the e-ticketing was still under “http” and been disabled).

Bloody ignorant indeed, I must say…

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3 thoughts on “Bloody Ignorant Webmasters!

  1. tgv is experiencing from SQL injection problems.. i believe the problem occurs in the showtimes page and the synopsis page.

    well, this just goes to show how “secured” malaysian sites are… even if they are compromised, the webmasters choose to ignore it…

    perhaps the problem stem from the majority of webmasters who are mostly designers who give importance to the aesthetics more. Maybe their knowledge in sql-based databases is only skin deep.

  2. Kav – it seems “looks” matter more, just a matter of time these websites to be heavily hacked (if they have not been so by now). In these “online” days, security comes first before anything.

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