This wasn't even a web 1.0 style attack/hole though - it was web 0.9 at best. Passing authentication data about using hidden fields or GET arguments with no check on the server is my first website levels of dumb IMO.I won't be that harsh, even for good developers it's pretty hard to have perfect security.
I won't be that harsh, even for good developers it's pretty hard to have perfect security.
It's already difficult enough to have basic security on big projects with short deadlines (and managers who don't understand the need to spend precious man hours on security stuff that isn't visible to the end-user), and even worse once you start having requirements for features that, while convenient for some people, greatly increase the security risks.
and they completely ignored him until he posted his "game".been trying to report to Valve for the past few months — the ability to get any game you want on Steam, without Valve ever even having a look at it
Ahh the tale of the stupid white boy. Racist and sexist remarks are cool as long as they are aimed at a certain direction, right?[...]a large part of the problem are socially challenged students that think they are cool, because they have modded their phone following a detailed step by step guide, scaring away the actually intelligent students. Some don't want to hear it, but AFAICT a large part of the former are white male gamers while the latter typically prefer science to games and are often female. Unfortunately it is commonly believed that computer science is about electronic gadgets and some kind of advanced schooling in Windows/Android usage.
Perhaps it is racist and sexist, but so is the world, and that description seems pretty accurate to me. The problem isn't pointing out what often happens, but claiming that such statements are sexist/racist and ignoring it. I tried to help with that a little, unfortunately you can't just snap your fingers and make the attitude of the students better. The younger guys (and some of the older guys) push away many students in various ways, and when hands are tied about what can be done, everyone just has to accept it. Since I wasn't a paid employee I had a lot more freedom in interacting with other students than instructors and professors did. That still didn't stop some male students from scaring off many female students through sexual harassment (and nearly sexual assault at times) and following them around giving them a hard time, or by treating the women as inferior or just generally bad. Luckily there were some older female students who would also call these people out when they were doing it, but those of us who care and will do something about it can't be everywhere.Ahh the tale of the stupid white boy. Racist and sexist remarks are cool as long as they are aimed at a certain direction, right?
In genral I think you are right (uh oh, I making generalizations again) that women are not as interested in certain fields. From some I have talked at length to about this topic, some are interested, but feel it is "not their place", which suggests a possible larger cultural attitude (be that family, their schools, the country, the western world, humans, Terrans, the Milk Way, whatever) beyond just how that individual feels. I know a bunch of women around the US that work in IT, and several have said that, in their experience, sexism is present in their workplace and in IT (based on interacting with people outside their company, going to conferences, etc). The one thing I don't remember them saying is that sexism isn't a problem. Yes, this is a two way street, but to say that some or many people aren't sexist in this field is ignoring what is plainly there (or what has been cleverly faked). I guess the only way to find out for sure is to ask women in those jobs some questions, and to test the waters with those involved in education and employment for those positions. Also, you need to take a look at the work environments (as in, are they hostile towards certain people, and if so, why).As far as I have heard there's a similar lack of female students and employees in the sciences, as there tends to be in computing jobs. So I personally doubt the description of the world is accurate.