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Items tagged security in 2013

Filters: Year: 2013 × security ×


Is there anyway to game unique link verifications?  Like when you get sent a link of the form https:/........com/UID=TYYN04001 How would one change the digits to reproduce another working link?

Not if they’ve been implemented correctly.

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How could GitHub improve the password security of its users?

By doing exactly what they’re doing already: adding more sophisticated rate limiting, and preventing users from using common weak passwords.

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What steps can I take to protect my data in case my laptop gets stolen?

Set up full drive encryption—that way if someone steals your laptop they won’t be able to access your data without a password.

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What Javascript tools are there for cleansing input?

Don’t cleanse. Escape instead.

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