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April 15, 2010
by meandean
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Sarah Palin gets trashed by old-school security flaw

Sarah Palin got trashed the other day. Well, actually, an in-tact draft of her speaking contract with California State University got tossed in the trash resulting in some potentially embarrassing details.

The take-away from this incident is not political, but rather it reminds us of some rather some good old fashion security precautions we need to take when dealing with other people’s data.
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September 18, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn about password recovery questions from Sarah Palin

Imagine waking up one day to this news flash: “Your pastor’s private e-mail hacked, family photos raided; cesspool blog gloats; feds investigate!” The hack of Sarah Palin’s email account via Yahoo’s password recovery system serves as a wake-up call that screams that no matter how strong a password you use – if you have weak password recovery questions – you’re open for an attack. Continue reading

May 27, 2008
by meandean
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How to block spambots by user agent using .htaccess

Spambots and spiders that ignore robots exclusion file can kill your site both in bandwidth and by potentially exposing information you don’t want ‘harvested.’ With that in mind, here is a quick-n-dirty guide to blocking spambots and rogue search engine spiders by using .htaccess. First the essential example codeblock, followed by a working example: Continue reading