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         Alun Jones (Security MVP Reconnect) writes about security, cryptography, SSL, PKI, and pretty much anything else that bothers him enough.

Archive for May, 2010

May 31, 2010

Better: Input Validation or Output Encoding?

Filed under: General Security,Programmer Hubris @ 10:11 pm

Neither. OK, let me back up a little and explain. There’s an argument I’ve been a part of at many places, with many people, as to which method of protection is best to guard against injection attacks. What’s an injection attack? Oh, no problem – an injection attack is something like “Cross-Site Scripting” (which I […]

May 29, 2010

Messing around with audio files

It’s Memorial Day weekend, so we’re doing a little relaxing. What’s relaxing for me? Playing around with interesting random bits of code. iFetch – suddenly slow One piece of code that’s been interesting for a while, and very useful, is the iFetch program, which I use to download BBC Radio so that I can listen […]

May 15, 2010

Finally got my Zune HD

Filed under: Miscellany - not security,Zune @ 9:50 am

If you’ve been reading this blog, you’ll have suspected for some time that I’ve been hankering after a Zune HD. Now that I’ve changed jobs, and got my first pay cheque, my wife and I decided that it’s about time we each bought ourselves an item that we’ve wanted – she ordered a Kindle, which […]

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