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A student from a small town on the west coast of Sweden. In my spare time I love to code and design. My prefered programming languages are PHP and Javascript, and I also love creating effects with CSS3.


Dec
27
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
20
accepted How to store chat conversations on my website?
Aug
20
comment How to store chat conversations on my website?
Seems like a definitive solution, but also not so easy to create. Thanks for the tips, I will try to make this reality.
Aug
18
comment How to store chat conversations on my website?
I agree with Luc that encryption is better than nothing, and I, personally, have never had the urge to look at 5 month old chats on facebook, but everybode are diferent, so deleting the data too soon may piss some people off.
Aug
18
comment How to store chat conversations on my website?
The last option seems like the best, but what do you mean with "make the user download the private key without keeping a copy", you mean like a cookie? The problem with that is that some people have cookies disabled, and many people use CCleaner or such once in a while.
Aug
18
asked How to store chat conversations on my website?
Aug
15
awarded  Analytical
Aug
15
awarded  Commentator
Aug
15
comment CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
@curiousguy, do you know any things that are documented to be hard for computers to read in a CAPTCHA, I mean, like for example stretched text or something similar? On my current CAPTCHA I rotate the text randomly and place the text on different places on the image, I can guess that it's not that safe.
Aug
15
comment CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
Now I'm curious, how does the bots create so many accounts? I mean, I'm sure that most popular sites like Gmail and Hotmail and Yahoo must have some sort of CAPTCHA or similar to prevent bots from creating account after account.
Aug
15
comment CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
Thank you for the detailed answer and for sharing the links ;D I also think that making your own CAPTCHA is better than using a really popular one, however making your own has its downsides too, for example since famous CAPTCHAS like reCAPTCHA are well tested, but I can definitely understand your point. Right now I have my own CAPTCHA on the site, but I think I will need to make it more non-obvious.
Aug
15
comment CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
I definitely agree with you about the potential annoyance with too many security measures, and I'm not sure where to put a limit. I guess I just have to make a decision and see how it works out. You also have a good point about suspicion if I require their phone numbers. I think I'll go with CAPTCHA, email verification, and possibly honeypot CAPTCHA.
Aug
14
awarded  Editor
Aug
14
revised Can hash functions be used with CTR or OFB mode?
fixed grammar
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on Can hash functions be used with CTR or OFB mode?
Aug
14
accepted CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
Aug
14
comment CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
@Gilles, from automated signups.
Aug
14
comment CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
Thank you for the answer, I think I will use both a captcha and email verification, as you suggested. Thanks also for sharing the link, I will check out what honeypotCAPTCHA is.
Aug
14
comment CAPTCHA or email confirmation?
Thank you for the detailed answer, and for sharing the link. I think I will do as you say and use both, but one thing I wonder is, is it unsafe to use your own captcha? recaptcha is of course well tested, but couldn't it be that since my captcha doesn't exist in the exact same form anywhere else, it will leave the spammers on square one? Or am I wrong?
Aug
14
asked CAPTCHA or email confirmation?