|In July 2003 a number of
international publications featured CLUAS.com after its webmaster
O'Neill discovered a serious security vulnerability on the Irish government's
Netsecure.ie is the official website of the Irish government which
provides citizens with advice on - irony of ironies - how to be secure
when using the internet (Click here to see a screendump of
the vulnerability in action).
The vulnerability was corrected by the government only after it was
brought to their attention by CLUAS. The powers that be went on to thank Eoghan
for his vigilance but their embarrassment was amplified by a number of
articles that appeared in the national and international press. See below
for some examples:
UK-based IT magazine www.techworld.ie ran a
full feature on the find.
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