Put the power to quickly search billions of lines of code in the public’s hands and you can learn things, including some things maybe you didn’t want to know.
- Predius, who describes himself as a 16-year-old Peruvian Linux geek, has charted the frequency with which programmers embed unprintable swear words in commentary lines embedded within their computer code.
- InfoWorld has a round-up of security vulnerabilities that Google Code Search brings to light. One hacker site highlights “Googledorks,” defined as “an inept or foolish person as revealed by Google.”
- There’s also as many as 10 million e-mail addresses of software coders for spam distributors to harvest, according a discussion list on Digg.com.
Read the Reuters story on Google Code Search.