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Mexican Mafia Scams: A New Twist On an Old Trick


Two days ago, I received a terrifying phone call. This is a cautionary tale about a two-minute conversation I had earlier this week. For those of you who don’t know, my husband and I moved to Portugal 5 months ago, so calls coming in on my US phone number (technically a NY area code, but we moved from SoCal) are unusual. I’d normally just ignore them but this one came in with caller...

Demystifying Custom Auth in Laravel 5


I’m a big fan of Laravel. I use it in most of my personal and professional projects, and for the most part it really does make coding fun for me again. One of the things Laravel tries to do (similar to Rails) is to build in the most repetitive things a developer would have to do, for example a user registration/login/forgotten password system. In modern times, most apps big enough to...

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