Most dangerous programming mistakes - Top 25 list of errors

A group of more than 30 computer organizations has taken what some are calling a big step toward making software more secure. Led by experts from the U.S. National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft and Symantec, the group plans to publish on Monday a blueprint outlining the most dangerous software programming errors. […]

A group of more than 30 computer organizations has taken what some are calling a big step toward making software more secure. Led by experts from the U.S. National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, Microsoft and Symantec, the group plans to publish on Monday a blueprint outlining the most dangerous software programming errors.

"The top 25 list gives developers a minimum set of coding errors that must be eradicated before software is used by customers," said Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer with Veracode, in a prepared statement.

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