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Buffer Overrun Detected

Buffer overflow attacks have been there for a long time. It still exists today partly because of programmers carelessness while writing a code. The reason I said ‘partly’ because sometimes a well written code can be exploited with buffer overflow attacks, as it also depends upon the dedication and intelligence level of the attacker. The [...]


How to Avoid Stack Smashing Attacks with GCC

Stack smashing is a fancy term used for stack buffer overflows. It refers to attacks that exploit bugs in code enabling buffer overflows. Earlier it was solely the responsibility of programmers/developers to make sure that there is no possibility of a buffer overflow in their code but with time compilers like gcc have got flags [...]