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You could leverage local storage, but then you also risk exposing it a multi-user or public computer, or usability fail if the user uses multiple computers. In your email solution, you could add a special code/token/password in addition to your identifier. So you have the identifier (UUID) and then a secret. You do still have an exposure if the email is ...


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Whether it's bad for security depends on whether the information they're entering could be considered "sensitive". Would it matter to the applicant if someone else could guess (however unlikely) their session id and get access to whatever data they've already entered? (Is confidentiality of the data important?) Would it matter to the organization who is ...


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I will try to answer your questions as best as possible. Informing the customers of the infection and clean up I would not inform customers unless you have an SLA to do so or are compliance bound. Often this just causes panic by business folks. If there is PII lost, it may be in your best interest though. submitting the shells/infected files to ...


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Along with attempting to request the data, you can always read the privacy policies of the companies you are concerned with. The real issue though will be in (1) determining just how many companies have your data and (2) determining how much data they have of you. If you are just looking for logins, newsletters, and such you could try using a tool that ...


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Depending on the applicable data privacy law in your country, you might have the right to request a company to send you all the personal information it collected about you. This usually works fine, though you have to send this request to each company you think is storing some data. Also, data privacy authorities often provide standard letter for this. There ...


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Here is what I have done, and still do in some specific cases: I use a machine with no swap. In my case, an old Asus EeePC with the famously horrendous proto-SSD; you really do not want to use it for swap space. Instead, I replaced the RAM chip, up to 2 GB. I configure /tmp to be a RAM-based filesystem (search for "tmpfs" in the man page for "mount"). When ...



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