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Wed, 28 Feb 2007

Security Advice

SlashDot has been running a story referring to the Eric Allman's article on handling security bugs. I thought: the author of sendmail teaching us about secure software, WTF?

Apparently I was not alone, but the following comment is definitely amongst the funniest yet still to-the-point comments I have seen on /. at all:

Getting advice on how to handle security bugs in your software from someone who works on Sendmail

It could be worse; it could be advice on how to write readable code from the person who wrote qmail.

What a shame I don't have moderation points today.

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2 replies for this story:

Milan Zamazal wrote:

The article is about handling security bugs, not about secure software, isn't it? And the sendmail author should have a lot of experience with that (unlike many of us who write insecure software too and nobody cares about that fact:-).

Yenya wrote:

Actually what I found funny was the second part of the comment.

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