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On the Importance of Secure Coding by Hagai Bar-El on 16/12/03

Secure coding (secure programming) is a field that is gaining a lot of attention. Flaws are constantly discovered in a wide range of known server applications. These flaws are not flaws emerging from an insecure high-level design of the applications but are flaws that were introduced at the source code level and that are a result of careless programming. Such flaws can be exploits of buffer overflows or the result of lacking input validation routines. In this document I will provide a brief definition of secure coding and of secure programs and will try to assess the reasons for the need to focus efforts on this aspect of information security.

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