The Peon’s Guide To Secure System Development



I found this article at, so you can bet it’s *nix-centric.  I particularly like the concept presented under the heading ‘Avoid The Cursed Language:’

It should be a crime to teach people C/C++.

This isn’t an attack on the language itself (although there are plenty). The problem is that people use it to write high level applications. People who barely understand the language are writing millions of lines of code with it. Code that will one day run our electric shavers and lawn mowers and air traffic control systems.

An interesting observation.  I won’t call it right, I won’t call it wrong.