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Federal Computer Week: Free Linux software blocks hackers

Apr 21, 2000, 15:05 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Caterinicchia)

"Certain electronic intruders will have to find a new way to wreak havoc thanks to free Linux software released Thursday by Lucent Technologies' Bell Labs."

"The software blocks hackers who use the common technique of overflowing an application?s buffer memory to gain access to a computer."

"Buffer overflows were the most common form of computer vulnerability exploited over the past 10 years, according to a recent report funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and published by the Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology."

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