rats – source code analysis

I stublemed across this recently so thought of sharing this for you 🙂

sudo yum install rats

And some details about rats

RATS(Rough Auditing Tool for Security) scans through code, finding potentially
dangerous function calls. The goal of this tool is not to definitively find
bugs (yet). The current goal is to provide a reasonable starting point for
performing manual security audits.
The initial vulnerability database is taken directly from things that could be
easily found when starting with the forthcoming book, "Building Secure
Software" by Viega and McGraw.


Google staff dropping Windows for Macs, Linux PCs

For those who keep saying this is not the year of linux and probably it will never be 🙂
Google staff dropping Windows for Macs, Linux PCs
Google is abandoning the use of Windows by its staff as it\’s too much of a security threat, multiple staffers said Monday night. Recent concerns about Chinese hacks have the search firm requiring either a Mac or Linux for all new recruits to provide better security. Those who want Windows now often require explicit approval from executives and may not have any choice on desktops where it\’s only an option for notebooks.