Project

Coordinated research into program diversification

Duration
01 January 2008 → 30 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
  • Engineering and technology
    • Computer hardware
    • Computer theory
    • Scientific computing
    • Other computer engineering, information technology and mathematical engineering
Keywords
security software diversification
 
Project description

Modern software systems are vulnerable because they can be reverse engineered, and once an exploit is found, it can be applied to any installed copy of the software. This project studies techniques to diversify software forcing the attacker to find an exploit for every individual copy of the software.