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Back when we were discussing site design, @Jin came up with this design question and we do have some answers which could be relevant to our 404 page.

I think we need to get something defined, as ours are very bland.

Bicycles have this for their 404:

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Which I think is wonderful.

We are using an SEI standard Captcha page (HAL) and we have the laptop/token Error page but we need a 404.

  • Once a winning entry has been chosen, I'll update it! – Jin Mar 29 '12 at 15:25
  • Nothing to see here, move along – CodesInChaos Mar 29 '12 at 20:43
  • A play on security by obscurity? – goodguys_activate Mar 29 '12 at 23:33
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    @Jin uhuh. still no updates. – noɥʇʎԀʎzɐɹƆ Jul 20 '16 at 18:48
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Laptop workstation, no dock, with cables, with security cable, with no laptop.

Maybe I should just take a photo?

Or maybe a server missing from a rack would be even more obvious. Ooh, and empty equipment rack with all the cabling in place. Score.

That one will take some work. Anybody have access to a datacenter with some scheduled maintenance?

  • If you provide the photo, we can put it on the page for you. Just make sure it conveys "not found." All of your examples seem to, but some of the ones below -- while funny -- do not. – Pops Jul 2 '15 at 20:21
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Bike inadequately locked up

@WesleyDavid posted this in the ServerFault chat room and I thought it might fit well here.

People are not very good at locking up bikes.

These have potential too, maybe for the 429 Too Many Requests response or 413 Request Entity Too Large:

http://www.techzoom.net/img/risk-bike.png http://www.tensionnot.com/pictures/images/Bicycle/Bicycle-Security-Locks.jpg

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How about specialized "honeypot" 404's for web.config, :$Data, or app.mdb (etc)

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You're entering from an unexpected location

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Source: http://failblog.org/2009/05/22/security-fail-5/

  • Nah, this is an access violation - not an availability issue. (Though, with the proper tools, it could become one.) – Iszi Mar 30 '12 at 15:14
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I hope it's not a dead thread yet!

Let's give it a try anyways:

ERROR 404

Page Not Found

We couldn't find the page you requested. But since you are here, how about making this resolution?

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Ack: Image taken from http://www.theemailadmin.com/2012/09/length-versus-complexity-the-great-password-debate-rages-on/. Cannot be reused directly. I suggest editing out the sentence at the bottom with something more relevant to SEC.SE

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    “Strong passwords (…) include uppercase, lowercase, numbers & special characters.” NO!. – Gilles May 4 '13 at 11:29
  • @Gilles Hence I wrote that the last line better be re-phrased. I know it would cause a controversy otherwise :) – pnp May 4 '13 at 11:30
  • @Gilles A -1 for that last one line (which I anywas pointed out that it should be edited)?!? c'mon... at least give some credit for a possible concept for our 404 page! – pnp May 4 '13 at 11:35

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