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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
GeneralRe: Why name things sensibly, when you could also not? Pin
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GeneralWho needs security through obscurity? Pin
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Eddy Vluggen2-Nov-15 3:27
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Richard Deeming wrote:
you'll end up facing massive fines and compensation claims
I see lots of articles where some large firm leaked passwords, but I never heard anything about "claims" or compensation.

Even if you did not have the luxury of checking all the code of the outsourced devs' group for SQLi, and you'd have to rely on their word; point is that you don't ignore the rest of potential problems, simply because some other may exist.

..but yes, I do hope that claims will be more common in the future. Only then would companies have a financial incentive to keep their security up-to-date.
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