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Every 7.8μs your computer’s memory has a hiccup

During my recent visit to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, I found myself staring at some ancient magnetic core memory.

The Hidden Dangers You Have Never Noticed: target = "_blank" and "opener"

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.

In Defense of Optimization Work

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?

Pwning eBay - How I Dumped eBay Japan

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.

How to Deal with Difficult People on Software Projects

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.

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