Four short links: 4 May 2017
Secure Coding, Bank Account API, Font Recognition, and How to Write a Paper
- Alarming State of Secure Coding (Andy Oram) — The details below tell the same basic story in every case—only a minority of respondents think the practice is sufficiently in place, and a large chunk always reports they want to perform the practice and cannot do it at all. The bigger problem is that programmers are taught to find the golden path (“how do I get the computer to do this thing?”) and not the tester/security mindset (“how can I get the computer to do something else?”)
- How to Write a Paper (PDF) — excellent advice, also summarized in these slides.