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    November 14th, 2008, 8:47 am

    The Rapid Microorganism Identification Database (www.RMIDb.org) is back up, and is now hosted by the Edwards Lab at Georgetown University Medical Center. The RMIDb codebase has been scrubbed clean to eliminate any potential for SQL injection attacks and represents a new build of the underlying protein sequence data.

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    RMIDb suspended

    August 21st, 2008, 9:43 pm

    The Rapid Microorganism Identification Database (www.RMIDb.org) hosted by the Pineda Lab at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has been temporarily shutdown. JHSPH has been hit my a number of SQL injection attacks recently, and as I read more about them, the more I became concerned about my ability to vouch for the ugly perl code in the bowels of the RMIDb middle tier. I have made a first pass at patching the code and am currently doing a rebuild of the underlying relational database of sequence data – look for the RMIDb to resurface in about a month with more organisms, species, and genomes hosted on the Edwards Lab cluster (the URL will remain the same).