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- Why coups d'état go wrong in earthquake-prone areas
There was a strange occurrence in the wilderness during the Israelite exodus from Egypt to the Promised Land, when a Levite named Korah and 250 other men were devoured by fire from heaven and a couple others were swallowed up alive by an opening in the earth. It so happened because they had stood up to challenge Moses, the leader of the people of Israel. According to various Rabbinical writings, Korah was extremely wealthy and wise so how come he could not figure his place in the theocratic hierarchy? I think I’ve figured why.
- The story of a priestly lad who renounced his beliefs
I have recently come to a realization that as a man deepens in beliefs, so does he in doubts so that the one who is the most conscientious is invariably the most ignorant. (Yes, at least, philosophically.) But what complicates the matter is that if one does not set appropriate limits to his doubts, they would eventually consume his beliefs so that the person ends up gaining a great deal of knowledge but loses all practical wisdom and reasonableness. This, is what inspires me to tell you a story of a mysterious man who was once a friend of mine.
- Know the origin of the popular phrase "Mfum atete net"
Perhaps you have heard of the football match between India and Ghana where the latter lost by 99 goals to one; yet, the Black Stars were awarded the trophy. But how could it be that the team that lost became the one that won? Well, since the recitals are mostly inconsistent, everyone having their own “version,” some have even dismissed this famed historic account as a Kwaku Ananse story. But wait, this article presents all the facts so that you may know fully the certainty of the things that you may have only been informed orally.
- Exploiting code logic to harvest user information
Jobs.com.gh is a Ghanaian job portal launched in 2013 by Ringier Ghana, a subsidiary of the Swiss multinational media enterprise Ringier AG. The website lists job vacancies on a daily basis and claims to be "Ghana's number 1 jobs portal." In this third case study of the Exploit Chronicles campaign, we are putting Jobs.com.gh on the radar. One distinguishing feature of this case study, however, is the absence of an SQL injection exploit. For the first time, we are exploiting a logical flaw in the design, implementation, and functioning of an application.
- An SQL injection attempt to install a web backdoor
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) is the central bank of Ghana. It was formally established on March 4, 1957, two days before the country's independence. In 2012, one Romanian gray-hat hacker compromised the systems of several African banks, most of them Ghanaian, including that of SG-SSB, UT Bank, and Fidelity Bank. But it seems not every bank learned a lesson from those incidents. So in this case study of Exploit Chronicles, we are exploiting an SQL injection vulnerability in BoG's website to install a backdoor onto the web server.