from the better-safe-than-sorry dept.
LNXPhreak writes "A new article on OSWeekly.com discusses secure programming in GPU/Linux systems in terms of programming talent and requirements. Quote: "A "secure program" is an application that sits on a security boundary, taking input from a source that does not have the same access rights as the program. Such programs include application programs used as viewers of remote data, web applications (including CGI scripts), network servers, and setuid/setgid programs."
...though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from
beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"