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Is there a way to prevent buffer overflow on applications. For example, an internet browser.

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Is this a programming question? – Troggy Jan 27 '10 at 13:00
When does this happen? My computer only stack overflows... – Ivo Flipse Jan 27 '10 at 13:02
@ivo: you've never overflown a buffer? you're missing out, dude! – quack quixote Jan 27 '10 at 13:37
I once flew over the cuckoo's nest though! @~quack – Ivo Flipse Jan 27 '10 at 14:03
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If you use Firefox(Or, indeed, and other open source browser, like Chromium), you can rewrite any vulnerable parts of code yourself, and submit it as a fix. If figuring out a several thousand line codebase isn't your cup of tea, you can at least try to limit the potential damage something can do, with software such as Sandboxie.

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thanks, not really a programming question. And your answer was just the answer I'm looking for. – soul Jan 27 '10 at 13:06

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