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Linux Magazine: The Oldest Trick in the Book

Mar 11, 2005, 11:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Erickson)

"As the reach and deployment of computer technology expand, the risks and problems associated with pervasive use and the often breakneck speed of innovation and adoption impose more and more frequently. And while numerous security advisories are issued every day, those alerts probably represent only a tiny fraction of the faults that exist and have yet to be discovered--either by the good guys or the bad guys.

"One serious problem is vulnerability, where a fault or an oversight in a software application allows unauthorized access to the computer..."

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