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Meow Attack

Why IT security is so complex that cats become a problem

10/7/2020 4:45:00 PM – 10/7/2020 5:00:00 PM

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Why IT security is so complex that cats become a problem

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With cats you conquer the internet - this wisdom has been known for a long time, but now it has been reinterpreted. Due to misconfigurations it was possible for unknown persons to delete the content of hundreds of databases. This could have easily been prevented!

The Meow Attack has shown us again how big problems can be caused by small inattentions. Although strictly speaking the Meow Attack is more of an exploit than an attack, the results were clear.
Due to misconfiguration it was possible to delete the content of hundreds of databases within a short time and replace them with a string combination of random characters and "meow".

This is not the first time something like this happened and it was certainly not the last time - as was proven shortly after with a similar attack, which was called "university_cybersec_experiment. left behind.

How easy it is to protect yourself against these kinds of attacks is the topic of this lecture.

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