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Fending off Hackers

How modern binaries protect against attacks and how these protections are bypassed

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There are three main techniques used to mitigate binary exploitation in modern programs: Data Execution Prevention (DEP), Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) and Stack Canaries.

Together, these techniques make exploitation much more difficult for attackers when…

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Vickie Li

Vickie Li

Professional investigator of nerdy stuff. Hacks and secures. Creates god awful infographics. https://twitter.com/vickieli7

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