Bad Ideas Compendium

Denis Gobo explains some of the learning experiences he has had over the years:

Use SQL to bring down other things in the company
The request was that support wanted to know immediately when an order was placed. No problem, we can add a trigger that populates a table and then we have a job that runs once a minute to email the support group. Sounds reasonable right? Someone decided to do a little testing…. this person created 100,000 entries…. I guess you can imagine what happens next. Yep, the email server was overloaded. We had to quickly delete these rows and truncate the table that was used to send the emails.

Good ol’ eDOS (e-mail Denial of Service) attacks…

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