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Oct
16
revised Does returning `Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *` weaken the security of JSON GET responses?
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Oct
16
answered Does returning `Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *` weaken the security of JSON GET responses?
Oct
2
comment Is it true, that using symetric encryption, if attacker knows encrypted text, original message, and algorithm means he can calculate the secret?
Possible duplicate of Compute the AES-encryption key given the plaintext and its ciphertext? (The question is AES-specific, but the answers are generally sufficient to answer this generally-scoped question.)
Oct
1
revised Can older or custom web browsers override the same origin policy?
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Oct
1
revised Can older or custom web browsers override the same origin policy?
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Oct
1
comment Can older or custom web browsers override the same origin policy?
Could you clarify what you mean by "overhauling my site"? Are you concerned that a site will perform a cross-origin Ajax fetch of your site, overhaul the appearance, and present the altered version to the user? Or are you concerned about a large number of requests overwhelming your site? The first case is much more applicable to SOP concerns, but I now suspect the second case is closer to what you meant. (As noted below, any group of machines capable of participating in network activity could overwhelm your site.)
Oct
1
comment Can older or custom web browsers override the same origin policy?
@PeterStuart I initially misunderstood your threat model, and have added an additional paragraph. Assuming the SOP will protect your site is like assuming that because a person has seat belts in his car he can't get out and attack you. (The seat belt is there to protect the driver of the car, not you.)
Oct
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revised Can older or custom web browsers override the same origin policy?
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Oct
1
answered Can older or custom web browsers override the same origin policy?
Sep
30
answered Does Google's SSL encryption for searches thwart NSA spying?
Sep
30
comment Does Google's SSL encryption for searches thwart NSA spying?
Regarding your redirect-to-HTTPS comment, it's worth noting to the OP that Google uses HSTS, which eliminates the redirect entirely, after the first visit. (Of course, the first visit is still vulnerable in the way described here.)
Sep
17
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Sep
9
comment What do the dots and pluses mean when OpenSSL generates keys?
I'm curious: where did you get this information? I don't doubt it's correct, but I haven't been able to find a manual page or other documentation about it. I did a Google search for "A potential prime number was generated" and found a blog that has the exact same verbatim information, so I assume it's quoted from somewhere, but I haven't found any official source (maybe source-code comments?).
Aug
20
revised How do WPS (Wi-Fi Positioning System) databases have the MAC Addresses of the networks?
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Aug
20
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Aug
20
comment How do WPS (Wi-Fi Positioning System) databases have the MAC Addresses of the networks?
@AlfredoOsorio Ah, yes, your latest edit makes the password concern much clearer; I think I started my answer before that edit. I'll look up IEEE 802.11 rules and make an edit.
Aug
20
revised How do WPS (Wi-Fi Positioning System) databases have the MAC Addresses of the networks?
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Aug
20
answered How do WPS (Wi-Fi Positioning System) databases have the MAC Addresses of the networks?
Aug
12
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Aug
6
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