Archive for January, 2006
C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby: http://www.dmh2000.com/cjpr/index.shtml
With the numerous article comparing the merits of the new Intel Dual Core cpu in the new macs, and the doubts about the real performance improvement, here is a nice article that compares a larger range of CPUs.
But like for every performance article, you can make the numbers tell whatever you want.
Live Journal recently had around 1M accounts compromised because of a bug in the way web client handle cookies.
And since most SSO architectures are using cookies for session id, this is a big issue.
Here is an article that describes some found bugs in web clients.
The book is free for anyone to download and print from the Web site, http://wndw.net/.
“Infamous cracker Kevin Mitnick (turned security consultant) has come
out to say that he’d prefer to ‘hack’ open source code vs proprietary
closed code. “Mitnick says that open source software is easier to
analyse for security holes, since you can see the code. Proprietary
software, on the other hand, requires either reverse engineering,
getting your hands on illicit copies of the source code, or using a
technique called ‘fuzzing’.” He further says that open source is more
secure, but leaves you wondering questions if enough people are really
interested in securing open source code.”
The Google SSO architecture (aka Google Accounts) is powered by Berkeley DB.
Amazing what you can do with a nimble data store.
Read the article.