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Experts publish 'how to' book for software exploits

A new book by leading security researchers on writing code to exploit security flaws in software, including Microsoft’s Windows operating system, has caused some raised eyebrows in the technical community for publishing “zero day,” or previously unknown, techniques for exploiting vulnerable systems. “The Shellcoder’s Handbook: Discovering and Exploiting Security Holes,” is an advanced guide to writing software exploits. The book is intended as a resource for network administrators who are interested in closing security holes. However, the book also contains working examples of code for exploiting vulnerable systems and previously unpublished techniques for launching attacks such as heap overflows and kernel attacks, according to two of the book’s authors. Full Story

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