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Static analysis is the examination of computer source code without executing it. Most commonly static analysis is used to find bugs or ensure conformance to coding guidelines. The classic example is a compiler which finds lexical, syntactic and even some semantic mistakes. A source code security analyzer examines source code to detect and report weaknesses that can lead to security vulnerabilities.

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How do I know if a font is malicious?

There are cases of fonts being used for exploiting vulnerabilities (for ex: ThreatPost, SecureList and F-Secure). My question is if you ever get hands on such a font, how do you know that it is ...
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What are the pros and cons of using live CDs vs VMs for malware analysis?

I'm planning on doing some malware research for a research project, and I was wondering what would be a better option for keeping my system safe from viruses accidentally infecting it. I'm only ...
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