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Google’s Automated Fuzz Bot Has Found Over 9,000 Bugs in the Past Two Years

Google revealed today that OSS-Fuzz, the company’s automated fuzzing service/bot, has identified and reported over 9,000 vulnerabilities in widely used open source projects in the past two years.

OSS-Fuzz was launched in December 2016 and is an automated tool developed by Google that can find vulnerabilities in applications via a technique called fuzzing.

A fuzzer (fuzzing tool) and the technique of fuzzing works by feeding a software application with large quantities of random data and analyzing its output for abnormalities and crashes — which, in turn, give developers a hint about the presence of possible bugs in the app’s code.

Read more at ZDNet

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