Book Review: The Tangled Web
Posted by News Fetcher on January 25 '12 at 01:30 PM
By samzenpus from Slashdot's read-all-about-it department
writes "In the classic poem Inferno, Dante passes through the gates of Hell, which has the inscription abandon all hope, ye who enter here above the entrance. After reading The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications, one gets the feeling the writing secure web code is akin to Dante's experience."
Read below for Ben's review. The Tangled Web: A Guide to Securing Modern Web Applications
author Michal Zalewski
publisher No Starch Press
reviewer Ben Rothke
summary Incredibly good and highly technical book on browser security codingRead Replies (0)
By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's making-gnome3-usable department
New submitter Novin
writes with exciting news from the Cinnamon project
. Quoting the release announcements: "Cinnamon 1.2 is out! All APIs and the desktop itself are now fully stable! I hope you'll enjoy the many new features, the desktop effect, desktop layouts, the new configuration tool, the applets, changes, bug fixes, and improvements that went into this release. This is a huge step forward for Cinnamon."
The release reintroduces desktop effects, fixes a slew of bugs, and introduces a new applet API (fixing a number of issues intrinsic to shell extensions
).Read Replies (0)
By Unknown Lamer from Slashdot's targetted-advertising-is-awesome department
parallel_prankster writes "The Washington Post reported Tuesday that Google will require users to allow the company to follow their activities across e-mail, search, YouTube, and other services; a radical shift in strategy that is expected to invite greater scrutiny of its privacy and competitive practices. The information will enable Google to develop a fuller picture of how people use its growing empire of Web sites. Consumers will have no choice but to accept the changes. The policy will take effect March 1 and will also impact Android mobile phone users. 'If you're signed in, we may combine information you've provided from one service with information from other services,' Alma Whitten, Google's director of privacy, product, and engineering, wrote in a blog post."
The angle of the Washington Post article is a bit negative; Google sees this as consolidating an absurd number of privacy policies for its various services into a single, unified document. Reader McGruber
adds: "Donald E. Graham, the Washington Post's chairman and CEO, joined Facebook's Board of Directors in January 2009
. Curiously, the Washington Post article neglects to disclose that."Read Replies (0)