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Another Security Hole Hits The Internet

Wired | Posted 06.05.2014 | Technology

The internet is still reeling from the discovery of the Heartbleed vulnerability, a software flaw exposed in April that broke most implementations of ...

Just Fork It

Simon St. Laurent | Posted 07.02.2014 | Huffpost Code
Simon St. Laurent

Free and Open Source software licenses make forking legal. Git makes forking easy. GitHub makes it easy to fork sociably. Can we just make this normal?

Peculiar Books Reviewed: Charles Perrow's "Normal Accidents"

Brian Troutwine | Posted 07.01.2014 | Huffpost Code
Brian Troutwine

Can we build systems which function perfectly in all circumstances? Can we avoid all accidents with enough time, enough information, enough practice running the system or enough process around it?

Why You Should Get Involved With Open-Source

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.22.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alex Ivanovs

Open source abdicates your flexibility as a developer to better serve the people who actually use your products. You can see that as a constraint... or you can see it as a door to iteration, innovation, and constant progress.

OpenSSL Vulnerability Hits the Web Unexpectedly

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 06.16.2014 | Home
Alex Ivanovs

Two thirds of all of the websites in the world use OpenSSL, this vulnerability would enable hackers (or anyone else for that matter) to exploit the cryptographic library and use that as a way of stealing information trough the SSL/TLS gateways.

Gov20LA Addresses Data Security Risks

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

After the alarming gap in one of the Internet's key security methods *Heartbleed* was announced, even organizations that have taken precautions ...

Heartbleed: Just Another Technobug Bump in the Road

Brandi Andres | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Brandi Andres

The difficult-to-notice vulnerability of Heartbleed had been there for years before the greater threat was announced to the general public. Now that everyone knows it exists, companies are scrambling to fix it.

How to Remember All the Passwords You're Resetting

Adam Levin | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Adam Levin

So if you're in the midst of changing passwords, now's a good time to start a password system, rather than picking one new, universal password.

Heartbleed: A Teachable Moment About Passwords

Diana Graber | Posted 06.10.2014 | Parents
Diana Graber

Why not use Heartbleed as reason to talk to your kids about how and why to make safe and secure passwords in the first place?