Secure Coding in C and C++

By Robert C. Seacord,

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Learn the Root Causes of Software Vulnerabilities and How to Avoid Them

Commonly exploited software vulnerabilities are usually caused by avoidable software defects. Having analyzed tens of thousands of vulnerability reports since 1988, CERT has determined that a relatively small number of root causes account for most of the vulnerabilities.…

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1 author picked Secure Coding in C and C++ as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

The title says it all. This is probably one of the first, if not the first book on secure coding, by a pioneer in the field. Robert worked tirelessly to make this happen. Although the book has been superseded by the secure coding standards that evolved from it, it is still a good read and contains a lot of useful information for developers.  

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