“NULL” vanity plate hack to dodge parking tickets backfires to the tune of $12,000

A US security researcher called Droogie thought he’d come up with the perfect wheeze to avoid being fined by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) – he bought a personalised license plate which we believed would mess with the DMV’s database.

The name on Droogie’s vanity plate? “NULL”

Take care copy-and-pasting that code from Stack Overflow

Copy-and-pasting code without thinking can do a lot of harm.

“Assume every unpatched website running Drupal 7 was compromised”

Content management system Drupal has issued a chilling public service announcement to website admins and internet users who might visit the hundreds of thousands of sites running its software.

Assume your Drupal 7 website is compromised unless you updated it to 7.32 before Oct 15th, 11pm UTC.