Saturday, October 11, 2008

Best of this Week Summary 06 October - 12 October 2008

  • One of the many nice editions of The A-Z of Programming Languages series, this time on C#. Yes, yes, that word is not supposed to be on this blog, but this article is still interesting if you're into programming languages. For example the challenges when designing a language. Check also the other editions, for example about: AWK, Forth, Modula-3, Python and Javascript.

  • An Amazon S3 introduction/beginners guide for setting up hosting of images.

  • Four cases of CSRF attacks desribed, including one were it was possible to transfer money from a bank account! Check also the mentioned paper on how to prevent them: Cross-Site Request Forgeries: Exploitation and Prevention. The paper explains how to prevent CSRF in your web-application/frameworks: don't let a GET modify anything and pass a random number in the cookie and each form POST. It also describes XSS and the same-origine policy.

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