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Stack overflow bots that will post vulnerable code snippets in the response section of popular questions and then upvote each others code and push it to the top.

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Stack overflow bots that will post vulnerable code snippets in the response section of popular questions and then upvote each others code and push it to the top.

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Becuase of how often code is copied directly from forums by incompetant devs, the could introduce vulnerabilities into code bases all over the world. Mostly a joke. But security researchers have to make money somehow haha.
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  • 7
    Even an incompetent dev will know if the solution you provide doesn't work though.

    So youd have to implement a bot that can solve the problem and inject a security flaw.
  • 8
    I don't see where's the joke.
  • 5
    Funny? No.
  • 0
    @BigBoo well obviously youd have to post working code. Just vulnerable code.
  • 1
    @okkimus this collab is not serious
  • 0
    @BigBoo even simple solutions can be devastatingly unsafe.
    Example: how do I "press any key to continue..." In C?
    Answer: system("pause")
    Super simple and tons if not every junior Dev has done it at some point in college.
    Insecurity: asks the OS to run the "pause" binary. Binary replacement or path hijacking makes this terribly bad.
  • 2
    To be honest many of the answers I see as the solution already are vulnerable, if you took a step back you could pick up the top rated code snippets and do some static analysis and flag up the vulnerabilities rather than post them
  • 1
    Years ago when I was using So a lot... Frankly, thought this was already being done..

    Some threads looked like hacker collaborations to create /inject shit

    But then I also was taking a lot of Adderall so...
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