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Control Flow Integrity Using Hardware Counters
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| by Jamie Butler Follow 0 Followers , Cody Pierce Follow 0 Followers on Dec 15, 2017 | NOTICE: The next QCon is in San Francisco Nov 5 - 9, 2018. Save an extra $100 with INFOQSF18!

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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