Writing Secure Code -- Links -- October 24, 2008

ITWire - Life in the trenches: an OpenSSH developer speaks -- This is an interesting interview with one of the developers of OpenSSH. If you are not familiar with OpenSSH it's the secure access protocol you use to access remote Unix/Linux servers. If you spend any time with Linux/Unix - you probably use SSH and this provides insight into something we all take for granted. As a developer it's good to hear about writing secure code from someone who has made it their life's work.

Security Becomes Mission Critical for Developers -- A high-level overview stating how that writing security-minded code is something all developers must adopt. I would also add this is why one should be sure to adopt standardized frameworks as much as possible because it is going to be easier to leverage their security than to try to learn all of the details in all possible components yourself.

3G Americas Publishes Research Paper on Trust and Security in Mobile Applications -- This article is a high-level summary of a new report from the 3G Americas trade organization (focusing on promoting 3G phone technology). Since mobile applications are one of the fastest growing areas and will likely continue to be so - this is an area we all should be paying attention to. The actual white paper is here.

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