Topic: codephage

MIT researchers develop an automatic software bug-repair system

MIT researchers want to fix software bugs by borrowing functionality from other apps. “Over time, what you’d be doing is building this hybrid system that takes the best components from all these [other] implementations,” said Stelios Sidiroglou-Douskos, research scientist at MIT’s CSAIL. (Related: Google expands bug bounty program to Android) The researchers have developed CodePhage, … continue reading

MIT researchers work to find integer overflow errors

MIT researchers have created a new algorithm to tackle one of the most common bugs in programming: integer overflows. According to the researchers, these errors not only can cause computer programs to crash, but also leave them vulnerable to attack. “Integer overflow errors are an insidious source of software failures and security vulnerabilities,” they wrote. … continue reading Protection Status