Unterschätzte Risiken: *

Namen sind Schall und Rauch. Vor allem, wenn sie Sonderzeichen enthalten, die sich nicht so einfach googeln lassen:

»I recently started working on a project that has a * in the middle of its name – think of GM’s On*Star as an example. Google (and other search engines I tried, including Microsoft Live, Yahoo!, and Lycos) all treat the * as a wildcard, and don’t allow wildcard escaping. (…)«

(Risks Digest Volume 25: Issue 56)

Und wir machen noch Witze.

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Sven Türpe is a computer scientist. His current research focus is on security engineering methods, techniques, and tools. All opinions expressed in this blog are his own.