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Variable Pointers and Security

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

This article was originally published on Thursday Feb 1st 2001
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