Researchers Add Synthetic Bugs to Software to Analyze Vulnerability-Testing Tools
- Justine Brown for CIO Dive July 11th, 2016
- Source: http://www.ciodive.com/news/researchers-add-synthetic-bugs-to-software-to-analyze-vulnerability-testing/422341/
Researchers at New York University, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory and Northeastern University are purposely adding bugs to software in order to improve bug detection, according to a Network World report.
The researchers are inserting a specific number of synthetic bugs into software and then watching to see which ones are located by bug-finding tools and which evade detection
The tools tested thus far have effectively detected software bugs only 2% of the time.