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Secure String Coding in C and C++

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This excerpt from the $35 book Secure Coding in C and C++, also covers common string manipulation errors.
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. Graphic and Web-based applications make extensive use of text input fields and, because of standards like XML, data exchanged between programs is increasingly in string form as well. As a result, weaknesses in string representation, string management, and string manipulation have led to a broad range of software vulnerabilities and exploits.
 read more | mail this link | score:7958 | -Ray, December 6, 2005
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