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nickw444 / README.md
Last active Apr 21, 2020
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@samsch
samsch / stop-using-jwts.md
Last active May 16, 2021
Stop using JWTs
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Stop using JWTs!

TLDR: JWTs should not be used for keeping your user logged in. They are not designed for this purpose, they are not secure, and there is a much better tool which is designed for it: regular cookie sessions.

If you've got a bit of time to watch a presentation on it, I highly recommend this talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYeekwv3vC4 (Note that other topics are largely skimmed over, such as CSRF protection. You should learn about other topics from other sources. Also note that "valid" usecases for JWTs at the end of the video can also be easily handled by other, better, and more secure tools. Specifically, PASETO.)

A related topic: Don't use localStorage (or sessionStorage) for authentication credentials, including JWT tokens: https://www.rdegges.com/2018/please-stop-using-local-storage/

The reason to avoid JWTs comes down to a couple different points:

  • The JWT specification is specifically designed only for very short-live tokens (~5 minute or less). Sessions
@johntyree
johntyree / getBlockLists.sh
Last active May 8, 2021
Make one large blocklist from the bluetack lists on iblocklist.com
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#!/usr/bin/env sh
# Download lists, unpack and filter, write to stdout
curl -s https://www.iblocklist.com/lists.php \
| sed -n "s/.*value='\(http:.*=bt_.*\)'.*/\1/p" \
| xargs wget -O - \
| gunzip \
| egrep -v '^#'