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I agree with you that this would be convenient but I suppose there could be a few motivations not to do this. Issues from the user perspective: Firstly in the case of the reply to the text message - This most likely has a monetary impact. Where I live, and I can only assume most other countries, text messages are charged for. The cost might be ...


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Please do NOT consider disable_functions a security feature. See my previous answer to a different question on stackoverflow - even PHP does not consider disable_functions and similar as a real security feature(s).


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Articles covering this research are, IMHO, bit overhyped. There's no "reading of user's activity from mobile screen". There's no storage of sensitive data in shared memory. Attack observes memory (de)allocations and tries to guess what screen (activity) is being shown in the app now. If something sensitive (e.g. logon form) is detected, then phishing ...


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The main risk of using a proxy solution such as Browsec or any of the TOR clients is that they push your trust from your local network neighborhood (your employer, your ISP, your government) to an unknown remote network neighborhood (Russia? Finland? Black hats? GCHQ?). The exit node effectively controls how your browser (or other client) sees the network, ...


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Installing, configuring, running, testing, monitoring, and updating a secure, robust, and efficient system to automatically parse and take action based on received emails is not trivial. Doing those things for a web system is also not trivial, but someone running a web site already has that infrastructure in place. Spreading your time and expertise over ...


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Email reply with unique token is still a standard on all mail lists I can think of. And I don't see how it can be less secure than link-click, both methods are based on email confidentiality, if intruder can access email content, he can also use a link. On the other hand it might be technically harder for intruder to send a valid reply to an email, so it can ...



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