[VIM] RedLevel RedAlert silliness

security curmudgeon jericho at attrition.org
Fri Jul 27 12:08:52 UTC 2007


The red bar on the left indicates the amount of current vulnerablites 
discovered throughout the world.

This bar updates every 15 seconds. If a new threat is discovered, it is 
posted and displayed here.


The current "Active" number is 76. How do they get this? From the footer:

This demo of RedAlert fetches RSS from SecurityFocus.com; specifically, 
the BugTraq mailing list. This RSS feed is then parsed, a number is 
recorded, posted to a local MySQL database, and retrieved with a few lines 
of ActionScript and PHP.

(and if you're wondering, the redlevel.org reference for CVE-2007-2806
  doesn't work now, which is what lead me to this)

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