Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 5th Dec 2005 05:39 UTC
General Development Strings - such as command-line arguments, environment variables, and console input - are of special concern in secure programming because they comprise most of the data exchanged between an end user and a software system. This chapter covers the security issues with strings and how you can sidestep them.
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by timosa on Mon 5th Dec 2005 06:53 UTC
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I have never fully understood why buffer overflows are so common. Most toolkits offer some kind of help for programmers. GTK has GString and QT has QString. Of course there is a performance penalty but I suppose security is usually more important for the end users.

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