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Control Flow Integrity Using Hardware Counters



Jamie Butler and Cody Pierce discuss a new system for early detection and prevention of unknown exploits. Their system uses Performance Monitoring Unit hardware to enforce coarse-grained Control Flow Integrity (CFI). They intend to prove that their approach is effective and suitable for practical use, while staying resistant to bypass.


Jamie Butler is the Chief Technology Officer at Endgame, where he leads the R&D and Product teams. He has over 20 years of experience and knowledge in operating system security. Cody Pierce is Director of Vulnerability Research at Endgame. He has led a team tasked with analyzing complex software to identify unknown vulnerabilities and leveraged global situational awareness to manage customer risk

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Dec 15, 2017

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  • mp3 links missing

    by Roshan Diwakar,

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    The MP3 links are missing the past several episodes for Dec 2nd to Dec 15th time period..
    Please fix/upload them

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