New DieHard Program Protects Against Memory Attacks

A U.S. computer scientist and a Microsoft researcher have devised a program that drastically reduces application crashes and can prevent some types of attacks by altering the way applications use memory.

The program, called DieHard, officially launched over the holidays, following development that was funded by large grants from Microsoft, Intel and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

Developers Emery Berger, a computer scientist from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Microsoft’s Ben Zorn have made DieHard freely available for noncommercial use at their website. New ‘DieHard’ Program Protects Against Memory Attacks - Security Feed - News - CSO Magazine

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