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Aug
14
revised Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
change the headline to "cheating" instead of "command injection"
Aug
14
comment Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
Thanks, you've added a lengthy exposition of what I took as a given, and omitted in the interests of keeping the posting brief. The ideas in the "mitigation" link you provided are the kind of thing I was looking for.
Aug
14
comment Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
Absolutely not. The server interprets the command stream as a private stream of requests, and as noted in the original post, it's very careful about invalid requests. This is about the client attempting to inject extra requests. Imagine in a shooter game the client adding extra bullets.
Aug
14
comment Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
Not forms, discreet commands in a continuous TCP steam
Aug
14
comment Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
"Command Injection" is adding his own items to the communications stream from client to server.
Aug
13
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Aug
11
comment Top 10 dangerous mistakes in C programming?
My list andromeda.com/people/ddyer/topten.html
Aug
10
comment Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
the "so what" is, as an alternative to finding a different line of work, to make cheating more trouble than it is worth.
Aug
10
comment Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
We're not on the same page. If the client is a game, and the client could use the exploit to cheat, for example.
Aug
10
comment Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
I think I adequately indicated awareness of all that in the original post. I'm interested in detecting such exploits and making them harder to do and less likely to be successful and/or undetected.
Aug
10
asked Cheating or service disruption by altering client-side code
Jul
28
accepted Odd “duplicate” HTTP requests
Jul
28
comment Odd “duplicate” HTTP requests
I think you're correct, but think about how silly this is. Malware can use POSTS too, so if malware could escape scrutiny so easily, their detection strategy would be seriously flawed.
Jul
27
revised Odd “duplicate” HTTP requests
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Jul
27
comment Odd “duplicate” HTTP requests
A replay attack is what the server thought it was detecting, but the context makes it unlikely that was actually the intent.
Jul
27
revised Odd “duplicate” HTTP requests
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Jul
26
asked Odd “duplicate” HTTP requests
Jul
10
comment Is it OK to tell your password to your company's sysadmin?
This is about a service account and incoming email. There's no separate encryption (or if there were, the user password would be irrelevant.) As root in unix, I can change your password and log in as you. How's that for a back door?
Jul
10
answered Is it OK to tell your password to your company's sysadmin?
Jul
6
answered Suspicious entries in MySQL database from user input forms - sql injection?