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TWX [TotalFark]
2020-06-30 9:23:37 AM  
5 votes:
I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.
 
2020-06-30 11:49:58 AM  
3 votes:

new_york_monty: new_york_monty: xxBirdMadGirlxx: new_york_monty: I will go full Mssr. Potato Head every time, and you losers are Fundamentally unAmerican little Idaho spuds, here and now sometimes. Take it from a big city prick who makes more freedom fries for good than your country cousins could peel in a lifetime of service. Just 'cuz I can and would.

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Just... US.

Like if you can't legally flip your legally and ethically bound and mixed up ship binarily on ordinal lines, your marriage doesn't implicitly damn half of society by it's moral disolution, does it. Welcome to my chaos MOJO. WTF do you do with your head shiats when you lay them into existence. Dangerous game that.

...Meow?

 
2020-06-30 9:18:04 AM  
3 votes:
Sounds like someone was putting a placeholder in and forgot to change it.

Could been worse
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2020-06-30 11:40:46 AM  
2 votes:

TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.


Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
 
2020-06-30 11:19:59 AM  
2 votes:
In Latvia is no potato, is only in dream to have!
 
2020-06-30 11:04:29 AM  
1 vote:

tdyak: TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.

Target doesn't hire *good* IT staff.
Neither does King Soopers.
Or Home Depot.
Walmart doesn't hire the "smart kids" either.
I mean, really, ALL self checkout systems are so insecure right now, any decent IT person could literally walk out without paying anything if they really wanted to.
With a receipt.


I've started doing Shipt orders as a "side gig", which for my area and miles of travel per trip is actually paying pretty well. Target merely scans my phone, and doesn't check the items in my cart (using self checkout). It would be extremely easy for me to slip something of high dollar value into the cart for myself, although I would never consider doing that.

Not that it relates to your narrative directly, but it certainly is related. IT systems are only as good as the people running them, especially on the "front lines".
 
2020-06-30 10:52:21 AM  
1 vote:

TWX: I'm suspecting someone actually did try something malicious, and didn't complete it or someone caught on to it and stopped other stores from their local DB refreshes.

To make every UPC scanned come up as this product with this price means someone figured out how to manipulate database pointers.  I don't see this being an accident unless they keep their database in farking Excel and someone could accidentally overwrite an entire column.

Now that I think about it, it's possible that they really are just that stupid.  I hope not, but I can't rule it out.


Target doesn't hire *good* IT staff.
Neither does King Soopers.
Or Home Depot.
Walmart doesn't hire the "smart kids" either.
I mean, really, ALL self checkout systems are so insecure right now, any decent IT person could literally walk out without paying anything if they really wanted to.
With a receipt.
 
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