With the Pwn2Own hacking contest coming up at Vancouver’s CanSecWest security conference later this month, Italian computer security blog OneITSecurity took some time to interview Charlie Miller. Miller, in case you’re not familiar, is a security expert who has won Pwn2Own two years running by hacking Apple’s Safari browser with incredible speed. Safari isn’t the…… Continue reading Reigning Pwn2Own champion: “The main thing is not to install Flash!”
Holiday Fun: How Programming Language Fanboys See Each Others’ Languages.
I’ve re-installed windows on my computer this week – (Reverted back from Windows 7 to Vista x64) so I had to install all the software I’m using. I’ve never used Windows x64 before and I’ve heard it’s as good as the 32-bit version, so I decided to give it a try. Well I don’t know…… Continue reading Windows x64
There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. — C.A.R. Hoare Here’s a random collection of personal observations (some well established to the point…… Continue reading Tips for maintainable Java code
Someone asked me if Java was a pure OOL (Object Oriented Language) or not. Without thinking my answer was yes, “thanks to the incompetent university I went to for 4 years”. But I looked it up just to make sure and I found that there are always heated discussions about that subject specifically. for Example…… Continue reading Is Java a pure Object Oriented Language?