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Bacarella: The Peon's Guide to Secure System Development

Nov 18, 2002, 05:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Bacarella)

[ Thanks to Kelledin for this link. ]

"Increasingly incompetent developers are creeping their way into important projects. Considering that most good programmers are pretty bad at security, bad programmers with roles in important projects are guaranteed to doom the world to oblivion. The author feels that a step toward washing himself clean of responsibility is by writing this document. Checking your memcpy() and malloc() calls have been lectured to death. It's not working. The approach used by this document is to instead shame developers into producing better systems. Enjoy...

"Call yourself a computer professional? Congratulations. You are responsible for the imminent collapse of civilization. If you atone for your sins now, we may be able to steer ourselves away from a collision course with destiny before it's too late.

"The onus lies on you. And me. People ask us to put their systems together and make them work. They aren't going to worry about security unless we do. We have a responsibility to take this seriously..."

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