Popular coding advice doesn’t necessarily equal secure coding advice


Stack Overflow is a hugely popular online forum/Q&A site that many programmers and software developers use to find answers to particular programming problems. Unfortunately, researchers recently found that a considerable portion of the information/code provided by many contributors contains exploitable security vulnerabilities. And since less knowledgeable users are unlikely to spot those, the question is: can they rely on the site’s user community to help them differentiate secure from insecure choices?

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