Comment On The Online Ordering System

Local businesses aren't exactly known for their web savviness or IT prowess. And for the most part, that's just fine. You'd be better off judging a prospective attorney on the suit he wears rather than the website he maintains, as that at least has some tangential relationship to practicing law. But usually, you'd just go with whomever a trusted colleague recommended, anyway. [expand full text]
« PrevPage 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4Next »

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:39 • by English Man
OMG.

and frist.

Addendum (2012-05-08 10:48):
It's just too far-fetched not to be real.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:43 • by alo
Sconded!

Almost made it. Should have been logged in!

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:43 • by XXXXX (unregistered)
For security purposes, they didn't want to open the website to the public internet. That opens them to security risks like worms & buffer overflow attacks. This way only trusted client machines can open browsers to their site.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:44 • by pkmnfrk
The first true WTF in a long, long time.

Who on earth, with the capability to use RDP in the first place, thought this was a good idea??

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:50 • by Nagesh (unregistered)
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:50 • by Nerdinio (unregistered)
I'd like to install a proxy.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:52 • by C-Octothorpe
380562 in reply to 380559
pkmnfrk:
The first true WTF in a long, long time.

Who on earth, with the capability to use RDP in the first place, thought this was a good idea??
Student + VB6 = disaster...

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:52 • by Black Fedora Man (unregistered)
Hrm... There might be enou...


THIS USER'S ACCESS HAS BEEN TERMINATED

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 10:53 • by Googletroll (unregistered)
Google: filetype:rdp password "full address"

Lots of not too bright people out there.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:01 • by snoofle
Seven years ago I worked for a fairly huge place that had an entrenched beaurocracy which could not and would not change. I needed to run a queue to another place, so get a T1 line, add a router at each end in the DMZ, do some configuring and voila! The SA's had never run an external router before and refused to do it. They insisted we had the other place install (and maintain) a router in our DMZ.

Maybe those same folks now work for this restaurant: we don't want to support this complicated world wide web thingy; instead, since we already let ourselves log into our internal computer systems, let's let the external users just log onto our computers and have internal access instead. What could be simpler?

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:05 • by the beholder (unregistered)
Oh I'm sure the user Ludovico logged in with isn't an admin, therefore he couldn't do much other than run that app. It's an extremely secure setup.

It's a great idea to rely on Windows's built-in security.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:19 • by Anketam
It has been a while since we have had a good WTF, this one is a nice gem (or piece of ****).

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:25 • by java.lang.Chris;
380568 in reply to 380564
Googletroll:
Google: filetype:rdp password "full address"

Lots of not too bright people out there.


Top hit for me is a Connaught School - which just happens to be in my home town of Aldershot. Very, very tempted to login.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:32 • by rpjs
I think Ludovico just won TDWTF. This site's work here is done.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:40 • by corroded (unregistered)
380570 in reply to 380559
pkmnfrk:
The first true WTF in a long, long time.

Who on earth, with the capability to use RDP in the first place, thought this was a good idea??


Some kind of VB6 Windows jockey?

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:44 • by Sir Twist
380571 in reply to 380566
Anyone stupid enough to think this was a good idea is certainly stupid enough to make the public, password-less (I didn’t think Windows would even let you do that) user an Administrator.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:45 • by ShouldaDoneItThatWay (unregistered)
So THAT'S what happened to Pippy Longstocking. She's become a model!

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:46 • by Tomski (unregistered)
I had a similar experience when my brother asked me to do some IT maintenance at a new company he had just started working at.

I noticed that there was an RDP rule on the router that went straight to their Domain Controller. When I entered the websites domain name into the RDP tool from the Internet it went straight onto the DC. Ok, you did need a login to actually gain access to anything, but still not a very good idea!

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:50 • by Melikoth (unregistered)
Reminds me of this fine local website. Pizza isn't half bad, but the website makes me want to vomit. It looks like it used to have some Front Page extensions at one point, but I like that the even the page titles are wrong.

http://www.yayaspizza.com/

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:54 • by Another Idiot on teh Interblag (unregistered)
380575 in reply to 380557
alo:
Sconded!

Almost made it. Should have been logged in!


Your site needs more articals so I can log teh FRIST POST on them. I don't reed them. I just try to post teh FRIST POST.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:55 • by George C. (unregistered)
I am speechless. I have no speech.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 11:59 • by OldCoder (unregistered)
380577 in reply to 380566
the beholder:
Oh I'm sure the user Ludovico logged in with isn't an admin, therefore he couldn't do much other than run that app. It's an extremely secure setup.

It's a great idea to rely on Windows's built-in security.

Who says anyone is logged in?

This whole ordering system is built in to the LOG-IN SCREEN.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:01 • by boog (unregistered)
I'm pretty sure I would have pummelled that company's website into compliance with modern day web security standards.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:06 • by BlueKnot
That cross-eyed cartoon on the registration form...

I think we've found what happened to Paula Bean.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:06 • by mottel (unregistered)
380580 in reply to 380565
snoofle:
Seven years ago I worked for a fairly huge place that had an entrenched beaurocracy which could not and would not change.
I know that kind of place. So you weren't good-looking enough?

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:12 • by ubersoldat
I remember working on something similar. It wasn't public but it was a Java application running on a server to which VNC was used to connect from the different terminals... at least testing was easy.

BTW, why did the poster hide the "Powered By " part? I want to know! The truth is out there!

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:13 • by sylver (unregistered)
Ooooh! Nice one!

Off line, I am sure the cash register is turned straight towards the customer so they can bill themselves.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:17 • by Jerry S. (unregistered)
380583 in reply to 380576
I am speechless. I have no speech.


I'm blown away! Blown!

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:32 • by Garnth (unregistered)
380585 in reply to 380560
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.


Typo, or did somepony leave ponify on?

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:49 • by DonaldK (unregistered)
380586 in reply to 380585
Garnth:
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.


Typo, or did somepony leave ponify on?


And you didn't pick up the other spelling and grammatical errors because....

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:50 • by C-Octothorpe
380587 in reply to 380560
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.
Yeah, you're right...

I'm sure this is a simple VB6 app which generates an HTTP Post request to an internal-only website, which then scrapes the resulting response and populates another HTTP Post with your data, which is saved to an MS-Access "Database". Then some customer service drone prints the MS-Access driven web-page with your information, takes a picture of the printout and faxes the picture to the restaurant.

Nice and simple...

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:53 • by efjc (unregistered)
380589 in reply to 380560
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.


Assuming you don't care about people sniffing account information.
And assuming you can't pay online.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:55 • by Garnth (unregistered)
380590 in reply to 380586
DonaldK:
Garnth:
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.


Typo, or did somepony leave ponify on?


And you didn't pick up the other spelling and grammatical errors because....


Because... I wanted it to be ponies...

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:57 • by pjt33
Why is the username obscured in the screenshot of the login window when it's perfectly legible in the text of the .rdp file?

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 12:59 • by GoogleFu (unregistered)
Found it, wasn't too hard, just google the items in the menu. It really is as orange and awful as the submitter says....

Captcha: Saluto

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:00 • by sod (unregistered)
380593 in reply to 380589
efjc:
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.


Assuming you don't care about people sniffing account information.
And assuming you can't pay online.


TRWTF is people responding to Nagesh

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:04 • by null (unregistered)
380594 in reply to 380587
C-Octothorpe:
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.
Yeah, you're right...

I'm sure this is a simple VB6 app which generates an HTTP Post request to an internal-only website, which then scrapes the resulting response and populates another HTTP Post with your data, which is saved to an MS-Access "Database". Then some customer service drone prints the MS-Access driven web-page with your information, takes a picture of the printout and faxes the picture to the restaurant.

Nice and simple...

You forgot the wooden table. ;-)

I don't think this a WTF. This is standard practice on an embedded system, since you can't install IIS to host the website.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:08 • by Mark (unregistered)
380595 in reply to 380574
Melikoth:
Reminds me of this fine local website. Pizza isn't half bad, but the website makes me want to vomit. It looks like it used to have some Front Page extensions at one point, but I like that the even the page titles are wrong.

http://www.yayaspizza.com/



My eyes!!! I'll be seeing in bright green for a week I think. That is a comically bad site.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:12 • by frist post (unregistered)
380597 in reply to 380568
java.lang.Chris;:
Googletroll:
Google: filetype:rdp password "full address"

Lots of not too bright people out there.


Top hit for me is a Connaught School - which just happens to be in my home town of Aldershot. Very, very tempted to login.


Hey, you're not crossing state lines, so at least the FBI won't get involved. It'll just be the local sheriff and some deputies busting down your door looking for the dangerous hacker their kids' principal told them about.

Me, I'm much more afraid of my local sheriff and the little shooting rampage his officers have been on than the FBI, whose agents have to file a whole bunch of paperwork every time they draw their guns.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:23 • by bad_management (unregistered)
380599 in reply to 380574
Melikoth:
Reminds me of this fine local website. Pizza isn't half bad, but the website makes me want to vomit. It looks like it used to have some Front Page extensions at one point, but I like that the even the page titles are wrong.

http://www.yayaspizza.com/



Hey, that place is in my neighborhood. Not far from Trax Farm. I'll have to stop in and give them a hard time. Small mom and pop shops usually have minimalistic websites. I'll take that over a remote desktop ordering system any day! I'm still amazed at that RDP solution. Might as well give me root access to a bunch of Linux boxes too... I wouldn't mess with those either. I promise.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:26 • by Draxom (unregistered)
And the winner for the worst restaurant web page of all time goes to a little pizza place in pittsburgh. Good pizza if I remember correctly(I moved a while ago).


www.angelfire.com/pa2/pindan/franks.htm

whenever I look at this site I always hear the sound track from Monty Python and the Holy Grail opening credits after the llamas take over.

This might not count though since they have recently replaced this site with something far less ghastly at http://www.frankspizzaandchicken.com/

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:29 • by bad_management (unregistered)
380602 in reply to 380601
Draxom:
And the winner for the worst restaurant web page of all time goes to a little pizza place in pittsburgh. Good pizza if I remember correctly(I moved a while ago).


www.angelfire.com/pa2/pindan/franks.htm

whenever I look at this site I always hear the sound track from Monty Python and the Holy Grail opening credits after the llamas take over.

This might not count though since they have recently replaced this site with something far less ghastly at http://www.frankspizzaandchicken.com/


What is it with these Southwestern PA terrible restaurant websites?

Frank's old site looks like it was written in Notepad (or vi for those Linux users) back in 1992... Love the animated gifs everywhere (not!).

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:35 • by C-Octothorpe
380603 in reply to 380594
null:
C-Octothorpe:
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.
Yeah, you're right...

I'm sure this is a simple VB6 app which generates an HTTP Post request to an internal-only website, which then scrapes the resulting response and populates another HTTP Post with your data, which is saved to an MS-Access "Database". Then some customer service drone prints the MS-Access driven web-page with your information, takes a picture of the printout and faxes the picture to the restaurant.

Nice and simple...

You forgot the wooden table. ;-)
The wooden table was implied... Where else would you lay the print-out down so you can take a picture of it?

No, the real problem is the lack of XML.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:41 • by PedanticCurmudgeon
380604 in reply to 380578
boog:
I'm pretty sure I would have pummelled that company's website into compliance with modern day web security standards.
I'm pretty sure you could go to jail for doing something like that. Your not too bright, are you?

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:53 • by Bub (unregistered)
I'd like to order some tortellini a la buffer rape

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 13:58 • by Karl (unregistered)
380606 in reply to 380604
If they let anonymous users login through Remote Desktop, I don't think you've gotta be afraid of their haxx0r-trackin' skills to begin with.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 14:00 • by the beholder (unregistered)
380608 in reply to 380602
bad_management:
Draxom:
And the winner for the worst restaurant web page of all time goes to a little pizza place in pittsburgh. Good pizza if I remember correctly(I moved a while ago).


www.angelfire.com/pa2/pindan/franks.htm

whenever I look at this site I always hear the sound track from Monty Python and the Holy Grail opening credits after the llamas take over.

This might not count though since they have recently replaced this site with something far less ghastly at http://www.frankspizzaandchicken.com/


What is it with these Southwestern PA terrible restaurant websites?

Frank's old site looks like it was written in Notepad (or vi for those Linux users) back in 1992... Love the animated gifs everywhere (not!).
W.T.F

This thing is so ugly it would make a blind man cringe. What the the hell are those random gifs doing everywhere?

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 14:15 • by Your Name (unregistered)
380609 in reply to 380608
the beholder:
bad_management:
Draxom:
And the winner for the worst restaurant web page of all time goes to a little pizza place in pittsburgh. Good pizza if I remember correctly(I moved a while ago).


www.angelfire.com/pa2/pindan/franks.htm

whenever I look at this site I always hear the sound track from Monty Python and the Holy Grail opening credits after the llamas take over.

This might not count though since they have recently replaced this site with something far less ghastly at http://www.frankspizzaandchicken.com/


What is it with these Southwestern PA terrible restaurant websites?

Frank's old site looks like it was written in Notepad (or vi for those Linux users) back in 1992... Love the animated gifs everywhere (not!).
W.T.F

This thing is so ugly it would make a blind man cringe. What the the hell are those random gifs doing everywhere?

This is why I *LOVE* my Firefox Web Developer toolbar, I get to say "What animated gifs?" because I have that disabled by default. That website is already horrible enough without animation! Makes me wish Angelfire would just go away like GeoCities did, then at that point I think 99% of the "circa 1997-1999 crapsites" will be gone.

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 14:15 • by Mike (unregistered)
Wow. It's like pizza AND epic aliens/2012/doomsday/hell all rolled into one!

Re: The Online Ordering System

2012-05-08 14:20 • by null (unregistered)
380611 in reply to 380603
C-Octothorpe:
null:
C-Octothorpe:
Nagesh:
This is usable system providing not conected to restrant mane network. I would be using Linux, however to alow multipal user logon simultaneously.
Yeah, you're right...

I'm sure this is a simple VB6 app which generates an HTTP Post request to an internal-only website, which then scrapes the resulting response and populates another HTTP Post with your data, which is saved to an MS-Access "Database". Then some customer service drone prints the MS-Access driven web-page with your information, takes a picture of the printout and faxes the picture to the restaurant.

Nice and simple...

You forgot the wooden table. ;-)
The wooden table was implied... Where else would you lay the print-out down so you can take a picture of it?

No, the real problem is the lack of XML.

Hahaha well-played, Wooden Table ftw! And you're right about the XML, I thought of it 5 seconds too late after I posted that. "This is a business enterprise, right? Well then we need XML, so we can be Moar Enterprisey!!!"
« PrevPage 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4Next »

Add Comment