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Comment Re:Perfection Has a Price (Score 1) 726

The /. artcile is a biased piece of cr4p. Nowhere was the PC mentioned in the article. With that said, the SANS list is also a piece of cr4p. They are trying to make me believe that these "25" errors are the holy grail of secure programming! That if I (somehow) make sure I have them covered, that everything will be fine? I am sure Keving Mitnick would love to disagree with that one. I do too. We are not at a stage where we can write "secure" software yet. The most basic input device for a computer is still the same thing that was in place 30 years ago: the Keyboard. We may have come a long way, but whenever I see a keyboard and mouse it's a grim reminder of how primitive technology still is.

The gratest threat I tend to see for example has nothing to do with code. It has to do with an unsecured laptop left on a desk, that can easily dissapear. So although the list of 25 is a valid list, it's far from anything new and unknown. There's many factors that affect how secure technology is produced - and code quality suffers as a result.

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A few days ago we posted a story for you to discuss the best presidential candidates for Super Tuesday, but I figured it would be an interesting idea to try that again, but split the discussion into 2 halves. This is the Republican half — please only discuss the Republican candidates in this story. Huckabee, McCain, and Romney only.

"In the face of entropy and nothingness, you kind of have to pretend it's not there if you want to keep writing good code." -- Karl Lehenbauer