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Secure Coding in C++: Strings

September 2006 Presentation
Robert C. Seacord

In this SD Best Practices 2006 presentation, Robert Seacord discusses strings and secure coding.


Software Engineering Institute


This presentation was delivered by Robert Seacord at the SD Best Practices 2006 conference, held in Boston, MA from September 11-14, 2006. 

The presentation assumes that participants have basic C++ programming skills but do not have in-depth knowledge of software security. The ideas it presents are generalized, but it includes examples specific to:

  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Linux/GCC
  • 32-bit Intel Architecture (IA-32)

The material in this presentation was borrowed from the Addison-Wesley book, Secure Coding in C and C++.