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Insecurity Blues

Nov 27, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"It hasn't been a good month for my code. Samba, the project I'm responsible for, has had to announce several security flaws. Unfortunately some of them were in code I wrote. I always do a large amount of soul-searching whenever that happens. There's nothing worse than finding out something you were responsible for is the cause of many thousands of people having to waste their time rolling out patches. It always makes me wonder if the time has come to give up this programming lark and end my days peacefully in management, messing up other peoples code instead of creating my own..."

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