Security: The root of the problem
"It doesn't seem that a day goes by without someone announcing a critical flaw in some crucial piece of software or other. Is software that bad? Are programmers so inept? What the heck is going on, and why is the problem getting worse instead of better? One distressing aspect of software security is that we fundamentally don't seem to "get it." In the 15 years I've been working the security beat, I have lost track of the number of times I've seen (and taught) tutorials on "how to write secure code" or read books on that topic. It's clear to me that we're:
• Trying to teach programmers how to write more secure code
• Failing miserably at the task"
(Submitted by Noel Wed Jun 30, 2004 )
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