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A customer of mine was considering a third party product for some functionality they want.
It's kind of a niche market and there is basically only this one vendor in the Netherlands for the product.
There's another vendor, apparently, but they're not very big (and they have bad experiences with them), and there is one company who wrote their own.
So anyway, I just went to this one vendor's website and the login/registration page, where I enter a username and password, company name, business identifier number, email and some other info, and IT'S NOT HTTPS!?
It literally says "Not secure" right there in the browser and somehow everyone is okay with this!?
And it's not like I went to the HTTP site while I should've gone to the HTTPS site (but seriously, HSTS?) there really is no HTTPS available...
If this is what they're offering I don't have much hope for their services, which is SOAP so my expectations weren't too high to begin with
The sad truth is that most of their clients don't care about IT and/or security, it's just a necessary evil and a huge cost...
I've been watching the LockPickingLawyer on Youtube, and it's strangely fascinating.
I have no idea why - it's just a bloke's hands wiggling bits of metal in other bits of metal (unless he decides to destroy the lock, in which case anything can happen).
Anyway ... that looked easy, so I thought I'd give it a try. And my lockpicks and learning locks arrived today. It's not easy, but it does come with practice. And I've practiced so much this afternoon than my left hand has cramped up and I can barely type with it ... it is fun in the "sense of achievement" sort of way.
However, I can now open the learning padlock and front door lock really quickly!
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