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What kind of processes or static alaysis would you use to catch impropper buffer bugs such as the one that caused heartbleed? [closed]

What kind of process or static analysis would catch the heart bleed bug other than human code reviews which we already know failed. The Fix Commit is here.
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Is sending data to a server via a script tag an outdated paradigm?

I inherited some old javascript code for a website tracker that submits data to the server using a script url: var src = "http://domain.zzz/log/method?value1=x&value2=x" var e = ...
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Login on every page requires SSL on all pages

Our website has a login form that shows up in the header on every page on the website. This is what my boss wants however we need to get PCI compliant and it says any sensitive form (login/password) ...
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What procedures or audits should be used to assess the security of a software system?

Are there any standardised security procedures or auditing techniques that can be used to assess the security of a piece of software? I'm specifically interested in auditing software written in Java, ...
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Web application development security best practices

I am looking for the current, state of the art, coding standards for web development (mostly PHP). Since I do not want to reinvent the wheel I would like to reuse libraries written by people much ...
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Are there languages that make it easier to understand secure coding principles?

I'm interested in expanding my knowledge of security issues: things like buffer overflows, format string vulnerabilities, etc. I'd like to be able to go through a language and understand its security ...
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Examining source code for maliciousness and security vulnerabilities

What are some techniques in determining if a particular piece of source code is malicious or vulnerable to malicious attack? I am currently using cppcheck and I am waiting on an install of Rational ...