CIS420 Discussion

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“Buffer Overflow” Please respond to one the following:

• Explain one of the challenges that a hacker faces when attempting to cause a segmentation fault by overflowing a buffer. Further, discuss the main ways in which an attacker can avoid detection of no operations (NOPs) by an intrusion detection system, and examine the primary reasons why avoiding such detection is beneficial for executing the attack.
• Use the internet to research a toll that security administrators can use to help defend against buffer overflows, describe the primary manner in which the selected tool assists in preventing attacks on existing programs, and describe at least two specific features of the chosen tool that you believe are crucial in helping it to protect against such attacks.
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