Friday, November 11, 2005

Six Dumbest Ideas in Computer Security

Here is an excellently written article on computer security. It is educating and amusing enough to keep your attention for its entire span. Best of all- we all can relate to and identify all the six dumb ideas:
1. Default Permit
2. Enumerating Badness
3. Penetrate and Patch (knock...knock...is Microsoft listening?)
4. Hacking is Cool
5. Education Users (yes, it is a dumb idea according to the author...read about it)
6. Action is better than Inaction

And there are some minor dumbs that you shouldn't miss also.

Read it all at:
http://www.ranum.com/security/computer_security/editorials/dumb/

Monday, November 07, 2005

Open source turns money-spinner

David Reid, a BBC Correspondent, wrote the following article on BBC Click-online, about Open source software and the international get together of open source movement at Amsterdam. He begins the article with an amusing observation:
"The Dutch are pretty open about the sort of stuff that many of us prefer to keep to ourselves - what goes on beneath the sheets, for example. "

Read it all, titled "Open source turns money-spinner".