Does Abtrusion Protector protect me against buffer overflow attacks?
Buffer overflows are one of the most common tools used by a hacker to
gain control of the target computer. In a typical buffer overflow attack, a
bug in an application allows the hacker to execute a small amount of
arbitrary code. Often this code is used to download other applications
that can then be used to take control of the computer. However, in
principle, a buffer overflow could be used to execute any kind of code
Abtrusion Protector will prevent buffer overflow attacks that
download and run other software. However, it currently does not provide any
generic protection against all kinds of buffer overflow attacks. You should
not rely on Abtrusion Protector as your only defense against buffer overflow
vulnerabilities. One of the best ways to protect yourself against buffer
overflows is to install security patches from your software vendors,
as soon as they become available.