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I'm doing research on buffer overflows and stack smashing for a project in my operating systems class. (Best project evar. :F ) Anyhow, the stuff that I've found has me ...
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    Question Automatic protection from buffer overflows?


    I'm doing research on buffer overflows and stack smashing for a project in my operating systems class. (Best project evar. :F ) Anyhow, the stuff that I've found has me pretty worried. I build apps from source on a somewhat regular basis. Is there any sort of automatic protection from buffer overflows included with gcc or g++ nowadays? If not, how would I go about setting up some sort of protection that will run automatically whenever gcc/g++ are used??

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    Start here: Stack-smashing protection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There's a search engine you might like to check out sometime too -- it's called "the google" (or something) and it's all the rage.

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