After it came out that the anti-doping people showed up an an awards show to test Lindsay Vaughn on Wendesday, it is also shown just how DANGEROUS to the athletes the requirements to report where you are at all times reallhy is to the athletes.
The morning show on on station in San Francisco, that can be heard on the Web, has revealed that all Olympic eligible athletes have to report on a web site of where they are when they are going to be there, at all times. That is SERIOUS danger to athletes.
The reason is that nearly all web sites, and likely including this web site that athletes have to use to report there whereabouts, use MySQL as a database backend, which is where the trouble is.
Most modern websites, including here at Alpha Crucis Radio, have a database backend, using MySQL, that you do not see, but is vulernable because MySQL, itself, does not keep any logs. Olympic class athletes have always had problems with stalker, buy gymnasts, skaters, and tennis players are more plagued by stalkers, than any other athlete. Some computer literate stalker, who know what they were doing, could break into the MySQL and get the data on any athlete's whereabouts, and would NEVER be detcted, becuase MySQL keeps no logs.
MySQL is popular, becuase it is free open source software that does not have this "seat licence" bullshit that, that can add up to a LOT of money, that other SQL databases do. Because it is free, MySQL has become the STANDARD in database software. When I was in college in the 1990s, MS Access, and Oracle wher the big database programs. MhySQL has replaced them, becuase they are free.
Whatever MORON at the WADA that came up with the idea of requiring every Olympic class athlete to register there whereabouts at all times on a web site, should be FIRED. Doing this puts athletes in an INCREDIBLE about of danger. Sooner of later some computer-geek stalker WILL steal information from the database, undetected, then watch the WADA get sued for everything they have. It will happen sooner of later, becuase MySQL keeps no logs, and someone could break into the database directly and NEVER be detected.
When you post ANYTHING in the comments section of any website, or on a web forum, for that matter, you need to be careful of what you post, becuase the Feds have also used this methods to get evidence, without that "peskyh" fourth amendment getting in the way. They can break into the MySQL backend of ANY website, and the site admins will NEVER KNOW that the Feds were ever there.
The FBI is not going to admit it, but you can BET that is how the government was able track down Bradley Manning, now on trial for leaking secrets to WikiLeaks. Because WikiLeaks uses MediaWiki, which uses a MySQL backend, the Feds could have broken into the MySQL backend of the WikiLekas site, and Julian Assange and his admins at WikiLeaks would have NEVER KNOWN the Feds were there, becuase NOTHING would have shown up the web logs.
That is also how the FBI likely gathered evidence against Hal Turner in 2009, before his arrest. Becuase he was using Joomla on his website, he also had a MySQL backend, which the Feds could have penetrated, and Hal would hever NEVER KNOWN that the Feds were there.
Even "private" political discussion can be watched by the Feds. Figure Skating Universe has a "Politically Incorrect" forum that only paying subscribers can access. However, the Feds can STILL get in there to watch what is going on by breaking hacking into the MySQL database and pulling out data, and the folks as Figure Skating Unvierse would never know the Feds were in there, MySQL is THAT vulnerable