Ben Zorn gives an introduction to the problems of memory corruption. In particular, he talks about his work on new memory allocators that provide fault tolerance and detection of errors such as dangling pointers. Very cool whiteboard session, enjoy.
- RobustHeap: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/robustheap/
- DH: http://prisms.cs.umass.edu/emery/index.php?page=diehard
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