How Heartbleed Works: The Code Behind the Internet's Security Nightmare

By now you've surely heard of Heartbleed, the hole in the internet's security that exposed countless encrypted transactions to any attacker who knew how to abuse it. But how did it actually work? Once you break it down, it's actually incredibly simple. And a little hilarious. But mostly terrifying. » 4/09/14 2:59pm 4/09/14 2:59pm

What all the fancy code in movie computer sequences actually mean

Hey look, it's an actor looking at some computer code in a movie. He must be really smart! He must be a computer hacker! He must be able to take over the world with just his keyboard! Not quite. The code used in movies is usually nothing but some mumbo jumbo on Wordpress or Wikipedia. No, seriously. That image above… » 1/03/14 11:30pm 1/03/14 11:30pm

People Who Did Not Get Rich and/or Famous Coding Want You to Code

If you find this new batch of Code.org PSAs hilariously awkward, you're in good company. I literally yelped when I heard Nas say "I just did 15 lines of code." There are more than a dozen new videos from the everyone can code organization, and they're all just a wonderful gift. » 12/09/13 5:20pm 12/09/13 5:20pm

How to Get Even More Out of a Raspberry Pi

No doubt about it, the Raspberry Pi is nothing short of a homebrew phenomenon. Since its release in February 2012, the British micro-mini-computer has enabled legions of amateur inventors to develop projects both weird and wonderful. Here’s a run-down of the most impressive applications, ranging from weather stations… » 10/25/13 5:20am 10/25/13 5:20am

This Is the Most Beautiful Way to Learn How to Code

These days, the sentiment of anyone who doesn't know how to code being destined to a life of homeless ineptitude has become a fairly common (if mildly exaggerated) one. But of all the ways out there to save yourself from a derelict fate, Jon Duckett's HTML and CSS: Design and Buil Websites, is, perhaps, the most… » 4/24/13 1:40pm 4/24/13 1:40pm