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Published on May 1, 2009
The intensity of todays computer security resembles an arms race: the bad guys constantly find new ways to break in and being safe requires ceaseless efforts to stay one step ahead to cut off avenues of attack. But this strategy is risky and expensive. Nikolai Zeldovich of Stanford University examines the use of information flow control to build secure systems out of buggy code and ways to reduce or even eliminate security vulnerabilities.
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