Triggering deep vulnerabilities using symbolic execution
Posted on 08 January 2014.
Symbolic Execution (SE) is a powerful way to analyze programs. Instead of using concrete data values SE uses symbolic values to evaluate a large set of parallel program paths at once.

A drawback of many systems is that they need source code access and only scale to few lines of code.

This talk from the 30th Chaos Communication Congress explains how SE and binary analysis can be used to reverse-engineer components of binary only applications and construct specific concrete input that triggers a given condition deep inside the application (think of defining an error condition and the SE engine constructs the input to the application that triggers the error).






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Behavioral analysis and information security

Posted on 22 September 2014.  |  In this interview, Kevin Watkins, Chief Architect at Appthority, talks about the benefits of using behavioral analysis in information security and how behavioral analysis can influence the evolution of security technologies.


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