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(#4) Web Security Tip: Buffer overflows

The authors of this tip provide some tests to see if your system is susceptible to a buffer overflow.

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Buffer-overflow vulnerabilities are back in the news. Buffer overflows, as this tip from InformIT explains, usually target poorly constructed C/C++ code. Elfriede Dustin, Douglas McDiarmid and Jeff Rashka, the writers of this article, provide some tests to see if your system is susceptible to a buffer overflow.

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