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  1. Office 365 and poor security

    October 2, 2014 by The Man

    I really hate sites who restrict your password length for little reason.

    Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 18.43.52

    Also who does your testing… they didn’t do a very good job.

    Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 20.13.48

  2. Visa and Security – an oxymoron

    March 7, 2013 by The Man

    I understand having to use the Verified by Visa 3 D security protocol, indeed I quite like the idea if it tackles fraud but if you are the biggest card issuer in the world then surely you can afford to hire somebody to change your database to it will accept non alphanumeric characters.


  3. Cannot Ctrl Click & Open apps downloaded to OS X

    June 19, 2012 by The Man

    Ok if you have Allow Applications set to Mac App Store and trusted developers you can usually just ctrl click and press open to get round opening untrusted apps.

    This didn’t work with the latest beta of Mountain Lion but there is a quick workaround. Simply set to Anywhere, open the app then set back to App Store and trusted developers.

  4. Opps

    June 12, 2012 by The Man

    Well looks like Microsoft are their own gatekeeper now – funny and a bit embarrassing

  5. Securing Apache 2 with /etc/apache2/conf.d/security

    February 20, 2012 by The Man

    This is so I can remember where it is

    Change these to

    ServerSignature Off
    ServerTokens Prod