Comment On A preSCRIPTion for Errors

Bob P. received this validation error from a Merchant Account application for a company that returns pre-SCRIPT-ion medications for the pharmaceutical industry. [expand full text]
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Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 06:20 • by Kushan
String Not Found

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 06:24 • by Deux (unregistered)
In before language fail: insteaad

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 06:26 • by Ama (unregistered)
All is in order. I speak Pseudo all day.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 06:35 • by notfrist (unregistered)
Comment not found

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 07:28 • by Keld (unregistered)
Berend de Boer should just pay better attention.
de Boer is of course a complex surname, and they just wanted the real part of it. So the correct entry would have to be "de".

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 07:52 • by OldCoder (unregistered)
394039 in reply to 394037
Keld:
Berend de Boer should just pay better attention.
de Boer is of course a complex surname, and they just wanted the real part of it. So the correct entry would have to be "de".

Are you saying that "Boer" is imaginary?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 08:01 • by Cbuttius
Well obviously when you apply for their credit card they need to protect themselves against SQL injection and can't let you execute scripts... Where's the WTF there?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 08:14 • by Dr. Clueless (unregistered)
Let me translate that prescription error message for those who don't speak information security:

* We wanted a website, something that is made exclusively out of nothing but knowledge. Despite this, we didn't feel obliged to obtain any.

* We got hacked, naturally.

* Although some would take a significant unexpected event as a wake-up call and go acquire that knowledge "better late than never", we decided to remain asleep and aim for "never".

* Following in the footsteps of security leaders like Microsoft, we thought we would patch -- badly -- the one tiny hole used in the one hack, instead of asking if swiss cheese is good bridge construction material.

* We then decided to broadcast our ignorance, arrogance, and stubborn refusal to learn to the world.

* We will remain asleep until hacked many, many more times.

So, gentlemen, you know your duty...

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 08:21 • by Bobby (unregistered)
Your information will be kept completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone who is as stupid as we are, which is an amazingly small group. It will, however, be shared with hackers, and through them, with a worldwide organized crime infrastructure. So please enter all your financial data now. You can even use a '$'. Just don't use "exec". Or if you do, be especially careful you don't go all the way to "execute".

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 08:23 • by Cbuttius
yes but really it is filed as a clbuttic error.

it is filtering "script" out of "prescription".

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 08:25 • by Jack (unregistered)
* Please enter a last name between 1 and 31 bytes.
Obviously you should have entered "1 de Boer 31 bytes". Learn to follow instructions!

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 08:38 • by @Deprecated
394048 in reply to 394044
Cbuttius:
yes but really it is filed as a clbuttic error.

it is filtering "script" out of "prescription".


Great, so now where am I supposed to return my preions?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 08:51 • by Warren (unregistered)
Perhaps "de Boer" uses more than 31 bytes in some encoding? Or less than 1 (that would be good compression)?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 09:01 • by Steve (unregistered)
I'm just dying to know if the validation is case sensitive, so I can get a credit card to go buy the new iFrame.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 09:23 • by ¯\(°_o)/¯ I DUNNO LOL (unregistered)
exec script (=

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 09:56 • by DanDan (unregistered)
394052 in reply to 394030
Kushan:
String Not Found


frist not found

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 10:59 • by Captcha:ludus (unregistered)
Sadly, four billion spam emails does not really seem so unreasonable if you work in a very large company (though I doubt they'd use Outlook to handle them).

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 11:00 • by foo (unregistered)
394055 in reply to 394032
Ama:
All is in order. I speak Pseudo all day.
Many people on this site do (including the editors).

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 11:01 • by foo (unregistered)
@John K: The answer is, of course, 42. For the question, come back in a couple million years.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 11:04 • by TSA (unregistered)
394058 in reply to 394042
Dr. Clueless:
* Following in the footsteps of security leaders like Microsoft, we thought we would patch -- badly -- the one tiny hole used in the one hack, instead of asking if swiss cheese is good bridge construction material.
Of course. That's how real security works.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 11:41 • by cellocgw
394059 in reply to 394039
OldCoder:
Keld:
Berend de Boer should just pay better attention.
de Boer is of course a complex surname, and they just wanted the real part of it. So the correct entry would have to be "de".

Are you saying that "Boer" is imaginary?


Well, who would want to be known as "a real Boer" ? (pronounce it like a 'merican would)

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 11:53 • by Anon (unregistered)
Somebody should tell the makers of the PC Reservation system that Windows 3.1 wants it's icons back.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 12:26 • by operagost
394061 in reply to 394059
cellocgw:
OldCoder:
Keld:
Mark Berend de Boer should just pay better attention.
de Boer is of course a complex surname, and they just wanted the real part of it. So the correct entry would have to be "de".

Are you saying that "Boer" is imaginary?


Well, who would want to be known as "a real Boer" ? (pronounce it like a 'merican would)

What's a 'merican? And why would they pronounce it any way other than BOW-er?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 12:34 • by Matteo Italia (unregistered)
For anyone wondering what pseudo-localization is:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/michkap/archive/2011/04/11/10152035.aspx

(actually a really nifty idea, but doesn't seem like a good language for conversation)

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 12:40 • by chubertdev
You wrote down: "Go." And you wagered: "For it." Go for it. You certainly did.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 13:09 • by Rob (unregistered)
n/a n/a n/a n/a... n/a n/a n/a n/a... hey hey hey... [DELETE]

(everybody sing along)

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 13:19 • by foxyshadis (unregistered)
394067 in reply to 394060
Anon:
Somebody should tell the makers of the PC Reservation system that Windows 3.1 wants it's icons back.

I came in here to express wonderment that we were still making fun of Win3.1 software, when it was more of a miracle that your computer booted up at all without a black screen of death or completely locked up within 5 minutes, thanks to wonderful software like this.

Then I saw the copyright dates and facepalmed. I wonder if they have to compile it on Win98 because the compiler won't work on anything newer?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 13:36 • by n_slash_a (unregistered)
394068 in reply to 394067
foxyshadis:
Anon:
Somebody should tell the makers of the PC Reservation system that Windows 3.1 wants it's icons back.

I came in here to express wonderment that we were still making fun of Win3.1 software, when it was more of a miracle that your computer booted up at all without a black screen of death or completely locked up within 5 minutes, thanks to wonderful software like this.

Then I saw the copyright dates and facepalmed. I wonder if they have to compile it on Win98 because the compiler won't work on anything newer?

I work for a multinational corporation, and just last year was told to help release a tool to our customers. The tools has comments in the source code detailing how the tool is compatible for both 16-bit and 32-bit operating systems.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 13:47 • by Slapout (unregistered)
Is reservation even a PC term these days?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 15:15 • by @Deprecated
394074 in reply to 394067
foxyshadis:
Anon:
Somebody should tell the makers of the PC Reservation system that Windows 3.1 wants it's icons back.

I came in here to express wonderment that we were still making fun of Win3.1 software, when it was more of a miracle that your computer booted up at all without a black screen of death or completely locked up within 5 minutes, thanks to wonderful software like this.

Then I saw the copyright dates and facepalmed. I wonder if they have to compile it on Win98 because the compiler won't work on anything newer?


Compiler? That looks like a Java crapplet if I've ever seen one...
Clunky buttons, 8 color icons, grey background, it's all there!

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 15:22 • by Dereleased-Work (unregistered)
394075 in reply to 394061
operagost:
cellocgw:
OldCoder:
Keld:
Berend de Boer should just pay better attention.
de Boer is of course a complex surname, and they just wanted the real part of it. So the correct entry would have to be "de".

Are you saying that "Boer" is imaginary?


Well, who would want to be known as "a real Boer" ? (pronounce it like a 'merican would)

What's a 'merican? And why would they pronounce it any way other than BOW-er?


But the pronunciation of "BOW" is ambiguous in writing. Bow like the action or bow like the object you play a violin with?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 17:06 • by Spewin Coffee (unregistered)
What is it with ((unsigned int)-1) showing up in e-mail clients? Thunderbird also has this issue. Seems like something that should never happen.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 17:30 • by Coyne
Ah, yes, TRWTF: That would be Outlook. One of my favorite messages of all time was from Outlook:

The action failed to complete. The action failed to complete.


...on a dialog with an "Ok" button, of course. And, of course, totally lacking any other information, including such minor details of what Outlook was trying to do...

After much hair-pulling, over multiple days, I finally solved it by deleting and redoing all my archival setup.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 20:22 • by Gary Olson (unregistered)
Isn't pseudo that indecipherable aborted stuff kids type into their phones?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-02 22:38 • by Midnight oil (unregistered)
394080 in reply to 394045
Jack:
* Please enter a last name between 1 and 31 bytes.
Obviously you should have entered "1 de Boer 31 bytes". Learn to follow instructions!
Hilarious!

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-03 08:30 • by Pseudo Localization (unregistered)
7#3 r34l w7f i5 7#47 7#053 n00b5 707411y f0rg07 1337!!!

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-03 22:57 • by Kevin Kofler (unregistered)
Just do what all the spammers do and spell it as "prescr!ption". :-) (No, the exclamation mark doesn't seem to be on the banned list.)

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-04 16:27 • by Smarty Tablets (unregistered)
394092 in reply to 394061
operagost:
cellocgw:
OldCoder:
Keld:
Mark Berend de Boer should just pay better attention.
de Boer is of course a complex surname, and they just wanted the real part of it. So the correct entry would have to be "de".

Are you saying that "Boer" is imaginary?


Well, who would want to be known as "a real Boer" ? (pronounce it like a 'merican would)

What's a 'merican? And why would they pronounce it any way other than BOW-er?
BOW as in BOW and Arrow?
or
BOW as in Bow your head?

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-04 16:30 • by Jim (unregistered)
394093 in reply to 394078
Coyne:
Ah, yes, TRWTF: That would be Outlook. One of my favorite messages of all time was from Outlook:

The action failed to complete. The action failed to complete.


...on a dialog with an "Ok" button, of course. And, of course, totally lacking any other information, including such minor details of what Outlook was trying to do...

After much hair-pulling, over multiple days, I finally solved it by deleting and redoing all my archival setup.
Or "Outlook could not close because an error occured. Please close Outlook and try again" (or something)

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-04 16:51 • by bjolling
394094 in reply to 394092
Smarty Tablets:
operagost:
cellocgw:
OldCoder:
Keld:
Mark Berend de Boer should just pay better attention.
de Boer is of course a complex surname, and they just wanted the real part of it. So the correct entry would have to be "de".

Are you saying that "Boer" is imaginary?


Well, who would want to be known as "a real Boer" ? (pronounce it like a 'merican would)

What's a 'merican? And why would they pronounce it any way other than BOW-er?
BOW as in BOW and Arrow?
or
BOW as in Bow your head?

or "de Boer" pronounced like "the boohr"

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-05 07:30 • by Talis (unregistered)
The preSCRIPTion remains me of the story in which a freelancer didn't get many job offers. He had "cialis" on the block list. But quite some offers looked for a speCIALISt...

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-09 16:47 • by Arancaytar
The "script" thing is something I've seen far, far too often.

It's clbuttic.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-10 10:25 • by jas88 (unregistered)
394633 in reply to 394088
Kevin Kofler:
Just do what all the spammers do and spell it as "prescr!ption". :-) (No, the exclamation mark doesn't seem to be on the banned list.)


No, clearly he should have used SQL injection to insert the proper text!

Putting presc'+'ription would probably do the trick here, if their escaping is as bad as their input validation.

I'm reminded of my pen tester acquaintance who told a client "my report is in the root directory of your mail server's hard drive. Might want to tighten it up a bit."

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2012-11-23 02:39 • by ontheroadtonull (unregistered)
"Brad" should check all of his credit cards for charges he didn't make. One thing shopping account thieves do when they order a big item from your account is send you a buttload of spam in the hope that the order confirmation email is lost in the sea of spam.

Re: A preSCRIPTion for Errors

2013-05-16 03:50 • by tk (unregistered)
408133 in reply to 394045
Lol very good
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