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Feb
9
comment How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
@mikera It's not any better, the time at which the request was processed is predictable. It's a vector of vulnerability for a good number of password reset functionality. Those scripts generated "random" token with your technique and the attacker could find the token generated since finding the time at which it was executed is rather trivial ... it's the same time that the request for password reset was sent +- 150ms.
Feb
8
awarded  Critic
Feb
8
comment How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
Predictability != Repeating. Mersenne Twister is a good example of that. On most implementation after 624 Int32 you can predict all next number, but the Mersenne Twister sequence are much longer than that (2 ^19937 - 1).
Feb
8
comment How are pseudorandom and truly random numbers different and why does it matter?
This is a rather bad idea and it's a source of vulnerability for thing which need trully unpredictable sequence. If you take microseconds, you only have 10^6 possibilities of seed which is rather low.
Aug
22
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
3
comment How to disable or edit Google Chrome Developer Tools shortcut?
@hanxue The original problem with Alt + [ that was switching tabs instead of typing [ has been fixed since this question was posted. It was an issue with french keyboard layout and Chrome. Here's the bug report : code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=128878
Jan
2
awarded  Scholar
Jan
2
accepted How to disable or edit Google Chrome Developer Tools shortcut?
Nov
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
3
awarded  Supporter
May
21
comment How to disable or edit Google Chrome Developer Tools shortcut?
I don't want to disable developer tools, I'm using it. What I want to remove or disable is a shortcut of developer tools that makes developers tools console hard to use.
May
21
awarded  Student
May
21
asked How to disable or edit Google Chrome Developer Tools shortcut?
Aug
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
18
awarded  Autobiographer