New tool automatically finds buffer overflow vulnerabilities


In 1988 when the internet was still in its infancy, a piece of malware known as the Morris Worm infected nearly 10 percent of the internet over the course of two days, eventually instigating between $100 thousand and $10 million in damages according to the Government Accountability Office. The Morris Worm would eventually be known as the ‘Grand Daddy’ of a specific cyberattack common even to this day: the buffer overflow.





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