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Published on May 1, 2009
This University of Washington talk addresses software monoculture, many computers running the same application, which offers benefits for system administrators and users. But, every copy of the application is vulnerable to the same security exploits. The work discussed here by Michael Ernst of MIT enables a monoculture, or application community, to automatically defend itself against previously unknown zero-day exploits by creating patches that defeat those exploits without affecting application functionality.
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