Archived Blog Post: April 23, 2000

Bell Labs Releases Linux Security Software - "Bell Labs, the R&D arm of Lucent Technologies, announced Thursday that it has released Libsafe, a new security software program for Linux. Libsafe prevents intruders from overloading an application's buffer memory to gain unauthorized access to a computer." ... "buffer overflows ... have been the most common type of security exploit during the past 10 years."