It’s like a virus, it’s everywhere. Whoever I talk with, doesn’t give a shit about software security. I’m not talking about some cryptic concepts or whatever, just, the basics, like pitfalls of strncpy(), just to name one.
Moreover, every single lecture I attended until now has never ever mentioned anything about this very, expensive and important field of Computer Science. Just one exception (worth mentioning): Lorenzo Dematté (kudos to him and his lectures, really appreciated) during his Computer Architecture course, explaining why buffer overflow are very cheap and devastating.
Hey, teachers!? Care to tell your students anything about software security and why developers should freaking care? (I’m pointing the fingers to the latest bunch of security exploits discovered in the Linux kernel, driving distro maintainers *cough* nuts).
Just my today’s rant!