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win32sux 04-13-2012 10:26 PM

2011 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors

The 2011 CWE/SANS Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors is a list of the most widespread and critical errors that can lead to serious vulnerabilities in software. They are often easy to find, and easy to exploit. They are dangerous because they will frequently allow attackers to completely take over the software, steal data, or prevent the software from working at all.

The Top 25 list is a tool for education and awareness to help programmers to prevent the kinds of vulnerabilities that plague the software industry, by identifying and avoiding all-too-common mistakes that occur before software is even shipped. Software customers can use the same list to help them to ask for more secure software. Researchers in software security can use the Top 25 to focus on a narrow but important subset of all known security weaknesses. Finally, software managers and CIOs can use the Top 25 list as a measuring stick of progress in their efforts to secure their software.
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ButterflyMelissa 04-14-2012 02:56 PM


This proves to be a valuable source of info for me! I am in the software-writing-bizz (still only a hobby, I used to do that work-wise) so any insight of this nature is welcome!


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