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I agree with the comments that he was likely looking for HTML5 local storage, and may have expected you to have experience with it. Frankly, unless it was an integral requirement of the job and you stated you had experience with it, his expectation and reaction were unreasonable, in my opinion, for anyone with any amount of experience. Why? Because, three ...


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Passwords must be stored hashed always, and make sure they are never logged, for example by query loggers. Hashing is important as opposed to encryption, because it should be a one-way, nonreversible process. Secret questions to help recover passwords are good to encrypt. As these are secret, and they themselves can reveal something about the user, it ...


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The 'correct' answer - at least, the one they were looking for - was indeed HTML5 LocalStorage (an excellent link by Steven Burnap). And the interviewer was probably being...well, I believe the technical phrase is "a bit of a knob". This is basically arrived at by process of elimination, in that a cookie cannot be anywhere near big enough, sessions are ...



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