Yearly Archives: 2013

Weboob, the Asshole Detector

We often get complaints around Weboob‘s name, and the various application names. There’s no denying they’re childish. What they are not, however, is sexist. There is “boob” in the main name, and “boob” is a friendly name referring to (mostly female) breasts. We would, for example, avoid using “tits” or “cunt”, because they are often […]

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Introducing xunitparser

I tend to think good software does not need much publicity; if it’s indexed people will find it, test it and adopt it. I am more than often proved wrong — however it seems like the less time people spend on quality, the more time they spend on publicity (or more exactly, building hype). At […]

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Security of remote servers

Here is another example of bad randomness practices that lead to pretty serious issues (something like $15000 stolen). The interesting part, besides the bad programming practice of writing your own random function, is that the vulnerability is outside of the server. In a way, it’s similar to the “physical access” vulnerability. And even if your […]

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