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Breathalyzer Source Code Revealed

szembek Re:Article seems biased (501 comments)

Bingo. This software should be held to the same government standards required for military applications. It's one thing if your spreadsheet app fails, but if a breathalyzer fails somebody gets screwed big time.

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szembek szembek writes  |  more than 7 years ago

szembek writes "I noticed recently that when you look at an auction that you are not the high bidder, or the seller on, you now do not see the eBay ID of the high bidder, or any bidders for that matter. They now list them as Bidder1, Bidder2, etc. Here is some information from eBay as to why there are doing this. This currently only applies to auctions that start at or reach a bid level of $200 USD or greater. This policy is already in place for eBay Motors, eBay UK, and eBay Australia."
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szembek szembek writes  |  more than 8 years ago

szembek writes "I have recently encountered what I see as a security flaw on my local credit union's website. On this account login page they do not set autocomplete="off" for the account number field, or the form itself. I have contacted them explaining that this simple setting will ensure that an account number will never be saved regardless of the user's settings. They refuse to take this proactive approach simply going by the argument that the user has the ability to disable the auto complete feature in Internet Explorer. Every other online banking site I have visited has autocomplete="off". Any suggestions on how to convince them that they should change the site?"

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