Programming is Hard, Let's Go Scripting... (9 tags)
Larry Wall's annual State of the Onion describes the state of Perl, the language and the community. In his 11th address, he discussed the past, present, and future of scripting languages, including the several dimensions of design decisions important to the development of Perl 6.
How Paris Got Hacked? (2 tags)
Like many online service providers, T-Mobile requires users to answer a "secret question" if they forget their passwords. For Paris Hilton's account, the secret question was "What is your favorite pet's name?" By correctly providing the well-known answer, any internet user could change Hilton's password and freely access her account.