Tag: Security

..contributing to IT in London since 2002..

Cookie-less REST API with Laravel

We learned to rely on browser cookies for many years. Some of us don’t even realize and understand the “magical” relationship between a browser and PHP script on server-side. Only when we get out of the “box” and look at what is going on, then we start to grasp the oddities. When we work on …

Microsoft’s Live.com decided my password was too long: over 16 characters ?!

I don’t think it was a wise decision to set the character limit for passwords down to 16 characters. Are they worried about the hard-disk space? ..or the speed of processing login requests? How much difference would it make if my password was 30 characters? Are they not keeping hashed (e.g. MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2) versions …