Welcome to the new hack3r.com. While it may seem like things have been getting slow to some, Hack3r.com and Roothack.org still see a combined average of 400 hits a day from all over the world. Which means people are still coming to us to get information and play in RH's only online game that is up at the moment, The Sirens.

came across this little gem:

Renowned security researcher Dan Kaminsky today went public with the launch of a new venture as well as its first deliverable -- a tool for application developers that helps prevent pervasive string injection-type attacks, such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting (XSS).

Sirens will be up for the time being however I may turn them off from time to time to move things around and get ready for the new launch of roothack.org. As always, stay tuned.

The Sirens will be down for the weekend as eps and I do some much needed work on the API. :)

Stay tuned.

Every programmer forum gets a steady stream of novice questions about numbers not 'adding up.' Apart from repetitive explanations, SOP is to link to a paper by David Goldberg which, while very thorough, is not very accessible for novices. To alleviate this, The Floating-Point Guide, is a floating-point equivalent to Joel Spolsky's excellent introduction to Unicode.