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GeneralRe: Microsoft Closes Silverlight.net PinmvpNick Polyak9-Dec-12 22:11 
NewsThe Scourge of Error Handling PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 14:03 
NewsProgramming Languages vs. Fat Fingers PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 14:03 
NewsFinding slop: Common Windows apps still without DEP and ASLR PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 14:02 
DEP and ASLR are two simple protections every Windows binary should be implementing. For a developer to use them, all they need to do is compile with any version of Visual Studio since 2005, and it should be the default setting. If you are compiling Windows code, you should be using Visual Studio, and even if you use a different compiler, it should still have options for DEP and ASLR. Enabling DEP and ASLR, I believe, is the easiest thing a developer can do to improve the security of their code. Obviously, you can still have DEP and ASLR and still have the buggiest, sloppiest, most insecure code, but all you need to do is turn on two linker settings and instantly memory corruption exploits become much more difficult to exploit.
A developer that does not enable DEP and ASLR is like a writer that does not use spell check.
News10 Ways to Destroy an Arduino PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 12:03 
GeneralRe: 10 Ways to Destroy an Arduino Pinmembertgrt9-Dec-12 13:48 
NewsBuilding a Keyboard PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 12:03 
NewsThe Raspberry Pi Web Server Speed Test PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 12:02 
NewsLego towers and the Menai Straits Bridge - Engineering in Fluxion PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 12:02 
NewsInventing a Toy in the 21st Century PinstaffTerrence Dorsey9-Dec-12 12:01 

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