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During my recent visit to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, I found myself staring at some ancient magnetic core memory.
Usually, when using a link in a web page, you'll add the attribute target = "_blank" on the a tag if you want the browser to open the specified URL in a new tab automatically. However, It is this attribute that becomes the chance which can be sought by phishing attackers.
It is common knowledge that hardware is cheap, and programmers are expensive, and that most performance issues can be easily solved by throwing more and bigger hardware at it. But is it really cheaper in the long run? Is there still some room for optimization work?
Today I wanna write about a finding I discovered during a research project where the aim was to find critical vulnerabilities in Alexa Top 1 Million websites.
In the software development industry, the term “Rockstar Developer” is often bandied about by recruiters attempting to attract developers by inflating their egos, i.e. “We are looking for a few Rockstar Developers.