In this article over at slashdot we find out that in a course at University of Illinois at Chicago this term, students found 44 security holes in *nix Software packages.The students where assigned homework, that included finding 10 previously undiscovered security holes in currenly deployed *nix software. Many frequently used packages are listed under those found to have problems.
In a class of 25 students, with an assignment of 10 flaws each, you can see that they came up very short with only 44.
One person mentions “After spending 300 hours of work and an A average on the exams, I expect to fail the course.”
So I say again…. I dont miss college