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Kybo_Ren

Kybo_Ren Kybo_Ren The next William Hung

Niner since 2004

I was born. I live.
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  • Dan Appleman - Where are teenagers feeling computing pain?

    sharprs wrote:

    Theres no real danger in a cookie.  They can't be executed unless you've already got other major security issues.  So unless you're one of those paranoid people who wouldn't give their neighbor their phone number, there's nothing to fear from a cookie, just like there's nothing to fear from a dead snake.

    On a related note, I've always thought it funny how people are afraid they'll get a virus from a jpg (an image editor won't try executing images, and if Windows tried, it'd tell ya "This is not a valid Win32 application").  What they aren't realizing is it's a fear of being fooled into thinking it's a jpg when there's actually a hidden .exe on there.  That possibility for exploit is another motivation for my suggestion to not hide extensions by default when the next installment of Windows finally horns its way into the market.


    Yes, I agree!  I always laugh when someone says they got a virus from a DVD, or when someone tells me they got a virus from a Halo map file Big Smile

    And about the cookies:  He said "Most cookies do not contain any personal information".  My sole argument was that they do contain personal information (their purpose).  While it may not be identifiable to you (i.e. social security number) it is at least identifiable to your preferences or what have you.  I think he should me a bit clearer on exactly what he means by "personal information".  Do you mean your birthday, or your driver's license number?
  • Dan Appleman - Where are teenagers feeling computing pain?

    Meh, your IP address is exposed whenever you make any web transaction.  Why is it such a big deal (assuming that you have adequate security)?
  • Dan Appleman - Where are teenagers feeling computing pain?

    Kybo: wrong. Cookies don't store personal information at all.


    I may be wrong, but I was under the assumption that cookies stored your information so that you didn't have to type it in every time.  Take this forum for an example.  It uses cookies so you don't have to log in every time.

    This information may not be identifiable to you (i.e. where you live, your birth name, etc.), but I consider any information about you personally identifiable.
  • Dan Appleman - Where are teenagers feeling computing pain?

    Most cookies do not contain any personal information and are not nearly the privacy risk that many people believe.

    This what I do not agree with: I marked false, because the entire point of cookies is TO STORE PERSONAL INFORMATION!  This is a trick question, because The answer is false to the first question, but true for the second question!
  • Mike Hall - Robot wars

    Very interesting.  I do not see the point in having them sumo, though...

    But this was in my home city Smiley
  • Chris Gray - A super small file server

    This is really cool.  I've been wanting to do something similar for a few years.  Maybe it's time I try it out Smiley

    P.S. I'm new here Smiley

    -Kybo