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January 1, 2007

DieHard, the software

Filed under: linux — tuxicity @ 10:50 pm

Programmers are privileging speed and efficiency over security, which leads to the famous “buffer overflows” which are exploited by hackers.

Today’s computers have more than 2,000 times as much memory as the machines of yesteryear, yet programmers are still writing code as if memory is in short supply. Not only does this make programs crash annoyingly, but it also can make users vulnerable to hacker attacks, says computer scientist Emery Berger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This is why he developed DieHard, a software that you can download for free and which runs under Linux and Windows.

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