Tales from the Crypto

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

Archive for January, 2016

January 28, 2016

Fear the browsing dead!

Filed under: General Security,Programmer Hubris @ 8:08 pm

Ding dong, the plugin’s dead! There’s been a lot of celebration lately from the security community about the impending death of Adobe’s Flash, or Oracle’s Java plugin technology. You can understand this, because for years these plugins have been responsible for vulnerability on top of vulnerability. Their combination of web-facing access and native code execution […]

January 22, 2016

Artisan or Labourer?

Back when I started developing code, and that was a fairly long time ago, the vast majority of developers I interacted with had taken that job because they were excited to be working with technology, and enjoyed instructing and controlling computers to an extent that was perhaps verging on the creepy. Much of what I […]

January 9, 2016

SQL injection in unexpected places

Every so often, I write about some real-world problems in this blog, rather than just getting excited about generalities. This is one of those times. 1. In which I am an idiot who thinks he is clever I had a list of users the other day, exported from a partner with whom we do SSO, […]

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