How One Programmer Broke The Internet

A man in Oakland, California, disrupted web development around the world last week by deleting 11 lines of code. The story of how 28-year-old Azer Koçulu briefly broke the internet shows how writing software for the web has become dependent on a patchwork of code that itself relies on the benevolence of fellow programmers. When that system breaks down, as…

A simple developer error is exposing private information on thousands of websites

“Git is a developer’s best friend… except when it’s not used properly and exposes a site’s security. The tool is used for version control. It tracks changes to code over time, so that multiple developers can work together efficiently and roll back if they need to. Git is also the core tool used to contribute to social coding site GitHub,…