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Feb 14 2018   9:21PM GMT

buffer overflow

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Buffer overflow is an attack vector that can be exploited by sending more data to a fixed length block of memory (buffer) than the fixed length block of memory is allocated to hold. Continued…

Quote of the Day

“A buffer overflow can be thought of as data that goes outside the bounds of a block of allocated memory to corrupt data, crash the program or allow the execution of malicious code.” – Daniel Allen

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