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Federal Computer Week: Free Linux software blocks hackers

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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