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Thread: Preventing Buffer Overflow In Visual C++ Applications

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    Preventing Buffer Overflow In Visual C++ Applications

    For those of you who are programmers and want to better understand how to prevent buffer overflows well here's an article that you might find very helpful [ Or people who are just curious ] :

    Preventing Buffer Overflow In Visual C++ Applications
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    thanks for the link! i do most of my development work in a linux enviroment but have recently been mucking about in windows,



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    Article seems pretty unrelated to buffer overflows.

    All the examples seem to use .NET strings in Managed-C++, which has nothing to do with how buffer overflows mostly occur. I don't see any unmanaged code or any C strings in the examples, so I assume that it's difficult to have vulnerable buffer overflows in managed code (as buffers are always checked).

    So what is the article about? I can't be arsed reading it, and I don't see the point of managed C++, it's like about as useful as a chocolate motorcycle.


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