No Software. No Source Code. No Problem.

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Date: 7th September, 2010
By: Nigel Stanley
Format: InDetail

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The use of complex software is now part of daily business life. Unfortunately cyber criminals are taking advantage of this to spread malware and to attack systems with the aim of stealing information, money and intellectual property.

Information security specialists have been relatively successful in protecting networks and data systems from these cyber criminals but, to date, computer software has been an Achilles heel, open to attacks that take advantage of bugs and errors in computer code. Once a security bug is found it can be abused by cyber criminals whilst a business, in many cases, remains blissfully unaware that they are under attack. Computer software must therefore be checked for security related bugs