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Most Dangerous Programming Errors, 20-16

· Posted in Programming
I continue the look at 5 more of the Top 25 Most Dangerous Programming Errors. Here's part 1 (25-21) 20. Download of Code Without Integrity Check You might not think of this at first, but it's a doozy. If you are downloading things, like files, code, updates, whatever, they could be compromised. DNS poisoning or redirects could make your request for a file go to a different location. There could be a man in the middle messing with your data, or …

Please Learn C

· Posted in Editorial
A lot of CPU cycles were spent dealing with blog posts surrounding the whole iPhone SDK change. One by Zed Shaw was interesting because it addressed a different part of the problem. The point he makes is that there are people who claim to be coders out there when all they do is write ruby code. Ruby, python, C#, perl, or whatever are all good and fun. They are useful, powerful languages, each with their strong and weak points. The problem comes …