Category Archives: Miscellanea

Why you should apply to Stony Brook if you want to pursue a PhD in computer security and privacy

I remember it as if it was yesterday. I was entering the second year of my MS degree in Computer Science, when I realized that I wanted to pursue a PhD in Security outside of Greece. Where should I apply? … Continue reading

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Google AdChoices…

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How about, two pictures? So, the important points of the above text are: “It’s our goal to make these ads as relevant and useful as possible for you. Google doesn’t create … Continue reading

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Bluehost.com made me feel blue…

Two years ago I decided to get a personal site. I was after two things: flexibility and low cost. I didn’t want to get a VPS but I also didn’t want the hosting packages of one domain and 350MB of … Continue reading

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Stored XSS on Statcounter!!!

Stored XSS on popular Web statistics framework Statcounter. Log yourselves out of Statcounter and if possible disable JavaScript for the domain (possible in Chrome, not sure about Firefox)…  Will give more details when Statcounter fixes it. The only reason I … Continue reading

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What do you call?

Joke I just made up: What do you call a woman who first says to you “I love you” but ten minutes later she adds “I actually don’t, but don’t feel bad because I say that to all men”?

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If he was good enough…

Since the beginning of October I’ve been following the online AI course from Standford, taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig. In the last two months, I’ve given up a great part of my free time to look at videos, … Continue reading

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A peek in Google’s past with phpinfo()

You have to love phpinfo() . This simple PHP function prints out a truck-load of information regarding all kinds of configuration details of your Apache + PHP installation. It is very helpful to a Web administrator who is trying to … Continue reading

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Security inconsistencies…

While I was in Eindhoven for OWASP BeNeLux 2010 I was at some point searching online for WikiLeaks posts regarding greek politics. I was checking the results from the first page of Google when suddenly this caught my eye:

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