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Using Windows Application Verifier for Security Testing

Tuesday, December 9, 2003 Comments

 .NET   ArchitecturePatterns   Security 
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Michael Howard points to an MSDN article he wrote about the Windows Application Verifier (better known as AppVerifier), a tool that helps developers verify their code is running correctly.  Michael's slant on the tool is that it can help verify security issues as well, as the tool has been greatly updated to look for these issues (buffer overruns, etc.).  Definitely a must-have tool as his article mentions:

Developers are urged to always use the SecurityChecks in the AppVerifier to test their applications before shipping them because end users have access to the AppVerifier and are able to find any security holes that it exposes.

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