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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2006-06-08 00:39
  Subject:   [Digg] Secure Programming for Linux and Unix HOWTO.
To give you an idea of how important this subject is, at the CERT, 9 of 13 advisories in 1998 and at least half of the 1999 advisories involved buffer overflows. An informal 1999 survey on Bugtraq found that approximately 2/3 of the respondents felt that buffer overflows were the leading cause of system security vulnerability (the remaining respondents identified ``mis-configuration'' as the leading cause) [Cowan 1999]. This is an old, well-known problem, yet it continues to resurface [McGraw 2000].


Also I would like to say that I, for one, welcome our new less expensive, lighter, but still strong-as-steel titanium overlords.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2006-06-08 00:48 (UTC)
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In other news of the FUCKING DUH...

Sergey Brin admits "We were evil in China." Whoah, YA THINK?
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