Friday, February 23, 2007

Google Desktop can be hacked

This very interesting article explains in details how cross site scripting can be used to hack google desktop (if new version of Google desktop in not installed yet):

This demo shows how potential hacker can operate:
Demonstration of Google Desktop vulnerability

The article is pretty impressive and made me think about XSS vulnerability of my own web site.

Keywords: XSS, Web site security, javascript, hacker attack, XSS, RegEx, hack, Google Desktop.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Geeks Rule and MBAs

Eric Sink (SourceGear) recommends to start software company with developers only.
Geeks Rule and MBAs Drool

It is common to see software companies starting out with two founders, a geek and an MBA. Do you really need the MBA?

If I were to oversimplify the message of this article, I would make two statements:

Developers add more value to a software company than anybody else.
The truth of statement 1 is inversely correlated with the size of the company.
When a company is very small or just getting started, nobody can add value as well as a developer because there isn't really much other stuff that needs to be done. You don't have customers yet.


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