- Author: Bryon J. Noel
The other day Dave walked into my office to show me how if someone used a "%" sign in the blogs the text after the percent sign was mangled and not right. This weird anomaly puzzled me as everything else came out correctly. After looking into this a little while I found one of our security filters was mangling the text and needed to be fixed.
You may be asking yourself, "A security filter on a blog why is that needed?" Programmers can be mischievous and enjoy a good challenge of finding ways of doing things that computers were not meant to do. For example, by adding a simple comment with some special coding to a story, comment, blog, forum, or feedback page. The user can have anyone who visits that page go to a different website, try to have the user download a virus, the list of things that can be done go on and on... Personally, I like to read the news or read people's blogs without it taking me to unexpected places or putting viruses on my computer.
The Web Action Team uses a variety of security filters at multiple levels to prevent hacking of all types. To protect your computers and our servers. This is a small yet very important piece of what we do; hopefully a piece that you never see.