Something comes of Nothing..

[As ever,  you can read this on the BBC News website]

I used to be a professional computer programmer, writing in the C language on the Unix operating system back in the 1980’s when half a megabyte of memory was enough to support a sixteen-user system.

These days I’m only really up to hacking other people’s code to meet my needs, although I do occasionally find myself messing around with languages like PHP and JavaScript and I’m tempted to learn Python.

But I’m still enough of a coder to share the excitement that has been rippling through the IT security community recently after the publication of a paper from Mark Dowd, X-Force Researcher at IBM Internet Security Systems.

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