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awarded  Custodian
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comment How to exploit DRUPAL-SA-CORE-2012-003
Your .htaccess directive seems odd: why not use deny from all (with an optional allow from your.developmen.ip.address), rather than order allow,deny? More information: kavoir.com/2009/01/…
Sep
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comment Why does Microsoft limit password length?
The first sentence is the answer I was looking for! Thanks. (I didn't consider my question a duplicate because I wasn't asking a theoretical question about a planned system, as the linked one does, but a practical question about one that already exists.)
Sep
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accepted Why does Microsoft limit password length?
Sep
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asked Why does Microsoft limit password length?
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Sep
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comment How do I protect my Gmail account when accessing it via an Android smartphone?
@Ramhound I think the point is that if the phone were unlocked, the attacker could get access to the applications which are already authorized on that phone, and then use the fact that he has access to GMail to reset passwords on other sites.
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Aug
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answered How safe is it to install XAMPP on my home computer to test PHP code?
Aug
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comment Does GateKeeper on OS X 10.8 offer any reasonable protection from exploits?
Social engineering defeats a lot of security. Not to be ignored, especially in this context, is the sheer appeal of the app: I've been shocked at how many apps in the Android market want my "Location: fine (GPS)" that have no business requesting it. I have the feeling that 99% of those who encounter that permission-request warning just install it anyway because they want to use the app.
Aug
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answered Does GateKeeper on OS X 10.8 offer any reasonable protection from exploits?
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Aug
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comment What is a cryptographic puzzle?
See Bitcoin confirmations for another interesting implementation: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitcoin#Confirmations @bjarkef
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accepted Why do attackers bother (trivially) obfuscating their source code?
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comment Why do attackers bother (trivially) obfuscating their source code?
Ah, so I was on the right track! Thanks, Polynomial.
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