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this week in astounding defaults

Ripped straight from the headlines, thrilling tales of things gone wrong because nobody asked for things to go right.

You may not write assembly, but you probably use libraries from people who do. Did they remember to insert the right magic flag?

ImageMagick can and will do lots of things you neither expect nor desire. Unless, of course, you configure it otherwise.

When using node.js and socket.io, don’t forget the default is unverified sockets.

By default, Telegram uses a sophisticated identity verification system known as text the user.

If you really don’t want logging, say nop nop nop three times.

Remember, it’s all there in the manual if you just take the time to read it. Tune in next week to learn what other documentation you should have read!

Posted 06 May 2016 04:44 by tedu Updated: 06 May 2016 04:49
Tagged: rants software