|Survey||You dedicate at least an hour daily to keep updated in news about your field of work|
– BorgClown, 2008-10-14 at 15:22:07 (3 comments)
|On 2008-10-14 at 15:24:31, BorgClown wrote...
Note: Crawling Digg doesn't count, I'm talking of specialized sites, like nasa.gov or space.com for astronomers.
|On 2008-10-14 at 16:36:12, Lee J Haywood wrote...
For some reason I got interested in security at some point, in terms of learning about the different kinds of attack that are possible. It's an extensive field, starting with faking CCITT tones and IP packet numbers, going through SQL injection and buffer overflows and ending up with reading CRTs by the reflected glow of a telescope and LEDs on modems using a light detector. So security stories interest me because they help me to think about security at every step, but are only occasionally relevant to my work. I do read plenty of technology news, but only that which interests me. I also learn stuff when it becomes relevant, e.g. PHP for this site, but not when it doesn't have any immediate relevance (pretty much every new programming language that comes out). A lot of so-called news is actually really boring and not worth reading.
|On 2008-10-14 at 17:53:02, BorgClown wrote...
Security is a very extensive field, full of gotchas. I wonder how many times a solid technological security has been defeated with the MIT lock picking guide.