Variable Pointers and Security

Thursday Feb 1st 2001 by Ronald Mendell

Variable Pointers are considered an advanced feature of many langauges. When pointers are used, do they pose risks to the security of a system? In this article for SecurityPortal Ronald Mendell addresses this issue.

Pointers are an important element in C and C++ programming. They provide the means to access memory locations from other places in the program. At its simplest, variable A can point to location Y. Pointing is not an alien concep

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