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If Spock would not think it illogical, it’s probably good code. Alexandre Buisse

It’s possible to write flaw-free software, so why don’t we?

Legendary Dutch computer scientist Edsger W Dijkstra famously remarked that “testing shows the presence, not the absence of bugs”. In fact the only definitive way to establish that software is correct…
Apple computers could be at risk from the latest Bash bug. Flickr/Oliver

Shell shocked – but what should you do about the Bash bug?

A serious security flaw has been discovered in a ubiquitous utility program present on a wide variety of important computer systems, including many Unix-based servers and Macintosh desktop computers. “Shell…
You could still be at risk from the Heartbleed bug. Igor Stevanovic

The Heartbleed bug continues to pose risks for people

It’s been almost three months since the Heartbleed bug was revealed and many thousands of computer servers still need to be fixed. The Australian government’s Stay Smart Online initiative this week points…
You could hire an army to protect yourself. Or just do your research. Michael Li

Malware is everywhere so watch out for the fake healers

There is nothing worse than having a fake healer offer a cure that does absolutely nothing. History is full of tales of frauds and quacks offering a cure for all, which eventually turn out to be nothing…
The internet didn’t fall to pieces at the millennium and it won’t now. drinksmachine

Let’s not panic like it’s 1999 as we clean up after Heartbleed

Take a moment to jump back in your mental time machine to 31 December 1999. It was the biggest New Year’s Eve for a thousand years. The dawn of a new millennium. But as we prepared to party, the world…
Does Heartbleed expose flaws in the way some security-critical software is developed? Flickr/Kaleenxian

How the Heartbleed bug reveals a flaw in online security

The Heartbleed bug that’s potentially exposed the personal and financial data of millions of people stored online has also exposed a hole in the way some security software is developed and used. The bug…

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