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Buffer Overflow Attack Explained

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Buffer overflow is caused when too much data is inserted into a buffer than it can handle. So this may lead to the executing of arbitrary code if a certain memory pointer is overwritten. It's simply like we got a cup full of coffee and when we tried again to fill it, it overflows and this overflowed coffee falls somewhere and cause an unexpected results. The Buffer Overflows can be caused due to Stack overflow, heap overflow etc. resulting in the overwriting of pointers. This video will make you understand what is a Buffer Overflow and how it can be exploited.

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