Computer Security In The Past, Present and Future, with Mikko Hypponen

If you are into computer security and not a security expert, this is a great talk by Mikko Hypponen. He is a security researcher from F-Secure.

Some of the highlights from the talk includes a floppy disk containing the first known computer virus from Pakistan; Y2K and Y38K (“Try to set the date to year 2038 on your smart phone; you can’t”); introduction to Stuxnet and it's implications; implication to network security as the world become more connected with IoT devices.

One of the comment worthy remembering was (paraphrasing): when he started his career, he didn't know he would be fighting against state actors, and/or gun-carrying organized criminals who would literally jump over the window to flee.

He also highly recommends the movie Zero Day, a documentary about Stuxnet.

Programming 101: Learn English

@muanchiou shared this wonderful talk on Twitter. The talk mentioned a lot of things I have tired of organizing them into words, because of the things I mentioned on Twitter:

Thank you very much for sharing this. It’s a sad reality but it’s a reality need to be told. I’ve find it hard to talk about this without people from both sides getting defensive so I stopped talking. Maybe I should — start by sharing this.

If you work with non-native English speakers or online/technical communities at any capacity, I highly recommend watching this 15 minutes talk.