Researchers Add Synthetic Bugs to Software to Analyze Vulnerability-Testing Tools

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.

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