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I received some new feedback from Tor in Norway about my commentary on David Brin’s essay on the need for line programming languages as part of learning to hack. Also, I noticed a glitch in the comment system on the web site so only recently moderated two comments from Brian in response to episodes 53 and 55. Sorry about that, Brian.
There was one big, honking security alert this week, the so-called zero day exploit in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Please, people, if you don’t have to use this browser, just don’t. An exploit for the vulnerable was found rather quickly in the wild. If you must use MSIE, do what you can to protect yourself.
The hacker word of the week this week is camelCase.
In this week’s news, a book review on yet another tool to build high integrity software, ten supposed science based frauds, chromatic has some interesting commentary on the necessity of reading code as a skill, and if you are a listener in Canada then follow this link for suggestions to fight the bill C-60, the Canadian version of the DMCA.
This week I follow up on Diebold: furniture keys can unlock the cabinet, Ed Felten refutes Diebold’s response to last weeks research, and Diebold shows their supreme naivete. Also, the Swedish Pirate Party suffers a lose but marches on, a very suspect poll among Americans on network neutrality, and Apple patches a security fix which is not verifibly the same one that Maynor and Ellch demonstrated.
This week’s Inner Chapter is on Passion and Will.