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comment Best practice in web application security authentication to avoid bruteforce attack
If you use a cool-down of 1 second, for a password length of 8 using only upper and lower case A-Z, you would have on average 847598 years until it has been brute forced (with a naive implementation). (26*2)^8 / 60 / 60 / 24 / 365 / 2 = ~847598 years
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comment Data protection on DVD's
If it's a standard DVD+/-R, then they're one time write. You can also finalize the disc to prevent appending data to it. Not sure how this relates to encryption though.
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comment Does CSRF prevention also prevent reflected XSS attack?
Using CSRF tokens to prevent XSS attacks seems to be fixing the problem by accident.
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comment MAC vs Encryption
Thank you for this information.
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comment MAC vs Encryption
This looks like it answers my question, this is to prevent the receiving end from trying to decypher garbage (hacked) text, and prevent the hacker from stumbling upon a valid message?
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